Current Events Archives - Page 4 of 6 - The Emergency Medical Minute

Current Events

Deep Dive #8: Wintertime Wilderness Medicine

Author: John Winkler, M.D. Dr. Winkler shares his knowledge of wilderness medicine and provides insight on how to prevent and treat conditions such as hypothermia, frostbite and sun blindness. More importantly, he gives us tips on how to stay safe while doing our favorite wintertime activities!

Read More

Podcast #270: Wound Botulism

  Author: Don Stader, M.D. Educational Pearls Wound botulism should be considered in patients with cutaneous lesions and neuromuscular weakness. The toxin produced by clostridium botulinium is the causative agent. If forms spores, so it is very resistant to killing by heat. It presents with weakness, most often in the extrocular muscles. Treatment includes wound…

Read More

Deep Dive #7: Domestic Violence

Authors: Katie Sprinkel, M.D. Emergency Medicine Physician SANE Medical Director, Medical Center of Aurora   & Amy Ferrin, Senior Deputy District Attorney County Court Supervisor Office of the District Attorney, 18th Judicial District Amy Ferrin and Dr. Katie Sprinkel speak about the medical and legal aspects of domestic violence.

Read More

Podcast #253: Total Eclipse of the Eye – Solar Retinopathy

Author: Nick Hatch, M.D. Educational Pearls Photic or solar retinitis occurs when you stare at the sun. The refractive power of the lens of the eye concentrates the light of the sun on the retina, stimulating the production of free radicals, damaging photoreceptors. Solar retinitis may present hours-days after light exposure. Patients will present with…

Read More

Podcast #184: Frostbite

Run Time: 3 minutes Author: Michael Hunt M.D. Educational Pearls: Frostbite injuries are graded by the severity of tissue depth. A Grade 1 injury has no cyanosis of the tissue, and usually just redness is present. A Grade 2 injury has acral cyanosis. A Grade 3 injury has cyanosis past the mid phalanx of the digits, resulting…

Read More

Podcast #176: Football Injuries

Run Time:  4 minutes Author: Michael Hunt M.D. Educational Pearls: Stinger – a stretch of cervical nerves from a lateral blow to the head and causes immediate pain and numbness in the arm. There is no specific treatment, and symptoms last seconds to minutes or as long as a few days. A small percentage of…

Read More

Podcast #170: Spice

Run Time:  2 minutes Author: John Winkler M.D. Educational Pearls: There are multiple synthetic marijuana alternatives that causes more amphetamine reaction. Known as Spice, K2, and many other names, they are made by changing the side branches of THC. An overdose can cause a spectrum of reactions from general agitation to severe excited delirium to…

Read More

Podcast #169: Lyme Disease

Run Time:  7 minutes Author: Greg Burcham M.D. Educational Pearls: Case presentation: A 48 year-old male cyclist travels to new england for a race. Afterwards he is sore, tired and fatigued, but 1 week later back in Colorado he is still sore, tired, and fatigued, and he also noticed a rash that started after a…

Read More

Podcast #141: Heat Stroke

Run Time: 4 minutes Author: Nicholas Hatch M.D. Educational Pearls: It is possible to acclimatize to heat, however it takes approximately 2-3 weeks. Never give tylenol for a heat related illness and heat related hyperthermia, it is not helpful. Heat rash: most common in kids. Lotion should not be used because it blocks the ducts…

Read More

Podcast #129: SIPE

Run Time: 4 minutes Author: Suzanne Chilton M.D. Educational Pearls: SIPE or SWIPE stands for Swimming Induced Pulmonary Edema and usually occurs in young people without previous pulmonary problems or CHF. Happens more often in cold water, and could be a combination of increased cardiac output, increased permeability of capillary bed and increased pressure in…

Read More

 

Stay up to date by
joining our mailing list!