Breathe Easy

Dr. Patrick Lyons sits down with Dr. Lekshmi Santhosh, the originator and chair of the ATS ICU-PAUSE program, to discuss this innovative new program.  The ATS ICU-PAUSE program is a communication framework that aims to educate health care providers, including trainees, intensivists, hospitalists, and advanced practice providers around patient safety, diagnostic uncertainty and implicit bias during transitions of care.  Dr. Lyons, an ICU-PAUSE co-investigator and collaborator, discusses the origins of this program with the ATS, some of the pitfalls of the ICU-to-ward transition, and how the ICU-PAUSE checklist has been used to improve communication across many institutions across the country!

Show Notes

The ATS ICU-PAUSE toolkit and CME module are available on ATS Ed +.  This includes a CME-accredited video module featuring national patient safety experts, a downloadable implementation toolkit (including informational packet, .icutoward EHR dotphrase, print-ready post card, and print-ready flyer) as well as resources to get involved and become a participating site and implement the ICU-PAUSE at your own site.  To access these materials, please visit ATS Ed+ and create an account.


Creators & Guests

Patrick G Lyons, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care; Oregon Health & Science University
Lekshmi Santhosh, MD MAEd
Associate Professor of Medicine; Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine; University of California-San Francisco

What is Breathe Easy?

Conversations in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine by the American Thoracic Society