Monthly Archives: September 2011

Minor Head Injury: Who has the badness – SMARTEM 11/2010

SMARTEM: Minor Head Injury: Who has the badness? November 2010 In this episode Dr. Newman and Dr. Shreves evaluate the literature regarding which patients get value from head imaging after minor trauma. Why don’t we just image everyone? The issue … Continue reading

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ETCO2 – EMCRIT#2

EMCRIT #2- ETCO2 – This podcast is from a lecture Dr. Weingart gave regarding end tidal CO2 (ETCO2).  When Dr. Weingart refers to ETCO2, he means the quantitative wave form capnography measurement of CO2, not the qualitative litmus paper test. … Continue reading

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Pediatric Airway for Emergency Physicians

Definitely a must listen as  Reuben  discusses why  pediatric airways shouldn’t strike too much fear in us. Introduction:  Since provider anxiety is by far the biggest barrier to effective management of the pediatric airway, you have to go into these … Continue reading

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Sypathetic Acute Crashing Pulmonary Edema – EMCRIT#1

EMCRIT PODCAST #1 – SCAPE –       CHF leading to fluid overload and pulmonary edema is a spectrum of disease and this podcast discusses a very specific subset categorized as Sympathetic Induced Crashing Pulmonary Edema (SCAPE) patients. –       The pathophysiology of … Continue reading

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Advanced Airway Management for the Emergency Physician – Emergency Medicine Updates

Emergency Medicine Updates – Advanced Airway Management for the Emergency Physician ·      The difficult airway cannot be reliably predicted in the Emergency Department by clinical rules and mnemonics.  Algorithms are helpful, but may add extra complexities and decision branches that … Continue reading

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VTach Storm – ERCAST

In this podcast ERCast essentially presents a case of ventricular tachycardia storm and discusses the management for that patient beyond ACLS. The main management points they emphasized: – Recognition of ventricular tachycardia vs. an aberrant atrial rhythm includes: wide complexes … Continue reading

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EMCRIT GI Bleeder

Podcast #5: Intubating the Critical GI Bleeder: Empty the stomach NGT prior to intubation i.     2 articles show safe in patients with varicies Reglan 10mg i.     Increase LES tone Position 45 degrees (semi-Fowler’s position) i.     Fiberoptics? ii.     Keeps fluid down … Continue reading

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Manny Rivers on EMCRIT Part 1

Manny Rivers Part I Antibiotic therapy? Every hour delay in antibiotic increases mortality. Same is also true for inappropriate antibiotic therapy. Giving antibiotics within 6 hours is recommended by Rivers but within 3 hours shows even greater benefit according to … Continue reading

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EMCRIT DOPES

Podcast #16: Coding Asthmatic/DOPES DISCONNECT VENTILATOR DOPE(S) (S in asthma) S – Stacked breaths – D/c vent E – Equipment failure – BVM on O2 D – Displaced tube – Put on ETCO2 O – Obstructed – Suction catheter, could … Continue reading

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Vertigo – EMRAP February 2011

Listen to EMRAP February 2011 to learn a thing or two about one of the cardinal presentations:  dizziness. Does thinking about vertigo make your head spin? Listen to the February 2011 EMRAP podcast by Peter Johns MD and Stewart Swadron … Continue reading

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