Deep Dives - The Emergency Medical Minute

Deep Dives

Deep Dive #1: Travel Medicine

Author: Peter Bakes M.D.

Dr. Peter Bakes takes us through how he developed his interest in travel medicine as well as some of the more interesting aspects of the specialty.


Deep Dive #2: Biological Terrorism

Author: Michael Hunt M.D.

Dr. Hunt shares his wealth of experience with biological terrorism over the course of his career.


Deep Dive #3: The New Standard in Stroke Treatment

Authors:  Rebecca van Vliet MS, APN; Michelle Whaley MSN, CNS, CCNS, ANVP-VC

The Stroke Team at Swedish Medical Center gives us a taste of how they are breaking records with door-to-needle time in management of acute cerebrovascular accidents.


Deep Dive #4: Pediatric Type I DKA

Author: Justin Harper

Justin Harper, a paramedic married to a pediatric nurse, discovered his own son had type I diabetes 2 years ago. Despite their medical experience, this diagnosis came as surprise to Justin and his wife. This is the compelling story about how their son was diagnosed with type I diabetes and how this has impacted their lives.


Deep Dive #5: The Evolution of Sepsis Treatment

Author: Susan Brion, M.D.

Dr. Brion enlightens us on the ever-evolving standard of sepsis management.

Deep Dive #6: Bacteriuria and the Elderly

Author: Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor of Medicine – University of Colorado School of Medicine, Physician Advisor – Colorado Hospital Association

Dr. Heidi Wald explains common misconceptions of UTI’s in elderly patients and provides tips on how to properly identify them.


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Trautner BW, Grigoryan L, Petersen NJ, et al. Effectiveness of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Approach for Urinary Catheter Associated Asymptomatic Bacteriuria. JAMA Intern Med 2015.

D’Agata ELoeb MB, and Mitchell.  Challenges in assessing nursing home residents with advanced dementia for suspected urinary tract infections. J Am Geriatr Soc.2013 Jan;61(1):62-6. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12070.

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Deep Dive #7: Domestic Violence


Katie Sprinkel, MD
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.

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!


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