Dr. Paul Marik is a renowned intensivist and a confirmed critical care skeptic. He has broken down many myths such as the use of CVP for volume assessment. I recorded a lecture he gave to the Sepsis Collaborative I co-chair. It is an amazing lecture.
I agree with some of it and have quibbles with other parts, but it is a must-listen. In one week, I will publish a wee with the areas I see differently; in the interim think about your own viewpoint so that we can discuss it all in the comments.
Dr. Marik’s Previous Visits to EMCrit
Dr. Marik’s Updated Hemodynamic Management Flowsheet