critical care Archives
Vascular dysfunction during sepsis
Oct. 25, 2022—Regulation of the enzyme Sirtuin 1 in blood vessel endothelial cells may drive altered metabolism and vascular dysfunction during sepsis, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Helium balloons banned outdoors to protect LifeFlight personnel, patients
Oct. 20, 2022—The use of helium balloons outside is now prohibited on VUMC’s downtown campus to provide enhanced safety for Vanderbilt LifeFlight’s team and the patients they transport.
LifeFlight expands critical care transport to ground ambulances
Aug. 28, 2019—by Jerry Jones For the past 35 years, Vanderbilt LifeFlight has offered critical care air transport via one of its aircraft and has now expanded that ability to include ground transports via one of its two new, large specialized ground ambulances. The new ambulances will help provide care to adult patients when they can’t be...
ECMO program takes life-saving therapy on the road
Sep. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is home to the state’s largest adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program. And most recently, it became the only adult program in Tennessee with a mobile team that can initiate ECMO on patients transported to the Medical Center by its ambulances.
Critical care nurse springs into action when young friend suffers stroke
Mar. 31, 2016—A 27-year-old Nashville woman is thankful a neuro critical care nurse practitioner from Vanderbilt University Medical Center was nearby when she suffered a stroke last month.
VUMC mourns loss of critical care leader Wheeler
Dec. 21, 2015—Arthur P. “Art” Wheeler, M.D., professor of Medicine and the longtime director of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Adult Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), died Thursday, Dec. 17, from cancer. He was 58.
‘Boot Camp’ gives chance to hone critical care skills
Oct. 8, 2015—More than 250 critical care nurse practitioners and physician assistants from 41 states gathered at Vanderbilt recently for the fourth annual ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp.
VUCast: Startling brain-related study on critically ill patients
Oct. 16, 2013—In the latest VUCast: ICU patients are leaving hospitals with a dementia-like disease; What’s the fate of the Republican Party?; Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham; and It's time to celebrate -- the Rate My Professor 2013 rankings are in. All this and more in Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.
A role for blood vessels in delirium?
Apr. 15, 2013—Dysfunction of the endothelial cells that line blood vessels may contribute to delirium and coma in critically ill patients – and could be a target for therapy.