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Pediatric Emergencies Brewcast: Common Respiratory Conditions in Pediatric Patients

Emergency Medical Minute collaborated with CarePoint Health in early March for a night of education on Pediatric Emergencies geared towards mid-level providers at a local Denver brewery for our...

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Podcast 606: The Oxygen Wars

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: The use of oxygen is controversial when treating patients with certain conditions, like MI’s, stokes, or ARDS because adverse outcomes have been demonstrated...

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Podcast 605: Acute Limb Ischemia

Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD Educational Pearls: Classically presents with the 6Ps: Pain, pallor, paresthesia, pulseless, poikilothermia (cold), and paralysis Acute limb ischemia occurs by embolic or thrombotic causes Thrombotic...

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On the Streets #9: Advanced Applications of Capnography

Capnography is the measurement of the partial pressure of exhaled CO2 and is an indirect measurement of your cellular respiration. It is displayed visually as a block-like waveform during...

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Podcast 604: Baclofen Withdrawal

Contributor: Erik Verzemnieks, MD Educational Pearls: Baclofen is used to treat muscle spasms or spasticity. Baclofen comes in two forms: oral and intrathecal Withdrawal is much more common with...

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Podcast 603: Don’t Sedate. Block.

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Fractures and dislocations that require reduction do not necessarily require sedation  Nerve blocks are an effective alternative that can provide analgesia to reduce...

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Podcast 602: Post-Narcan Observation

Contributor: Donald Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Not uncommon for patients presenting after opiate overdose and narcan administration to be observed for 4-6 hours This has been based more on...

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Podcast 601: Droperidol

Contributor: Sam Killian, MD Educational Pearls: Droperidol (Inapsine) is an antipsychotic drug with efficacy for  nausea, vomiting, headaches, and treating agitation In the early 2000’s, Droperidol received a black...

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Podcast 600: Penicillin Allergy?

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: True allergies to penicillin compared to reported allergies from patients ranges around 10% Recent study took patients undergoing sensitivity tests and developed the...

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Podcast 599: Facial Blocks for the Win

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Local anesthetics injected directly into wounds can cause distortion – especially important in facial lacerations Several blocks can be helpful to help numb...

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UnfilterED #10: Debi Smith

General Counsel attorney, Debi Smith, joins Dr. Nick Tsipis to discuss the ins and outs of healthcare law. Many people forget that a subpoena only compels attendance to a...

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Podcast 598: Sepsis, Round One

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Early antibiotics have been shown to improve outcomes in septic patients time after time Emerging evidence challenges the concept of one-size-fits-all large fluid...

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Podcast 597: Weather Can be a Headache

  Contributor: Sam Killian, MD Educational Pearls: One study found that patients presented with headaches more frequently when there was high temperatures and low humidity, while higher humidity is...

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Pediatric Emergencies Brewcast: Pediatric Trauma

Emergency Medical Minute collaborated with CarePoint Health in early March for a night of education on Pediatric Emergencies at a local Denver brewery for our latest Brewcast. Pediatric patients...

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Podcast 595: Peripheral Vasopressors

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Traditional teaching has shied away from using vasopressors through peripheral IVs Tissue necrosis from extravasation is cited as a risk of use of...

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Podcast 594: Smoking. Still Bad

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: On average, smoking reduces life expectancy by 13.2 years for men and for 14.5 years for women Nicotine is highly addictive and has...

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On The Streets #8: Limb Injury and Preservation

Dr. Glenda Quan, esteemed Trauma Surgeon at Swedish Medical Center, discusses cases related to limb injury and reviews their management.  Topics include proper tourniquet application as well as alternatives...

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Podcast 593: Topicalization for Awake Intubations

Contributor: Ricky Dhaliwal, MD, JD Educational Pearls: Topical anesthetization can allow for an awake intubation, which substantially decreases chance of loss of airway or respiratory drive because sedatives/paralytics are...

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Podcast 592: TXA for GIB

Contributor: Ricky Dhaliwal, MD, JD Educational Pearls: Tranexamic acid (TXA) as shown to have mortality benefit to patients with traumatic GI hemorrhage but should it be used to achieve...

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Podcast 592:  Rapid Antihypertensives

Contributor: Ramnik Dhaliwal, MD, JD Educational Pearls: Nitrates Nitroprusside: becomes effective in under a minute, and becomes ineffective 10 minutes after stopping it.  Nitroprusside can metabolize into cyanide leading...

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Podcast 591: Pediatric Documentation Pearls

Emergency Medical Minute collaborated with CarePoint Health in early March for a night of education on Pediatric Emergencies at a local Denver brewery for our latest Brewcast. Pediatric patients require...

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Mental Health Monthly #4: Trauma, Loss and Grief in First Responders Heightened by COVID-19

Trauma and loss are common issues faced by emergency personnel and first responders. These challenges have since been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. On this installment of Mental Health...

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Podcast 590: Esophageal Food Impactions

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Carbonated beverages have shown efficacy in helping patients spontaneously pass esophageal food impactions Glucagon, while historically used for treatment, has been shown to...

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Podcast 589:  Management of Dental Trauma

Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD Educational Pearls: Dental fractures are described by the Ellis classifications, which are based on the involvement of layers of the teeth: Ellis I: involvement of...

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Buprenorphine after Naloxone

EMM would like to extend a large thank you to the Pain Management and Addiction Medicine section of the American College of Emergency Physicians for allowing us to post...

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Podcast 588: Esmolol for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

Contributor: Ricky Dhaliwal, MD, JD Educational Pearls: Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) is a potentially fatal cardiac arrhythmia; Refractory VF even more so Epinephrine stimulates alpha and beta receptors which increase...

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Podcast 587:  Puppies Preventing Burnout?

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: Burnout happens. This study reminds us to take a few minutes on shift to take care of yourself. A new study looked at...

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On the Streets #7: Burns in the Pre-Hospital and ED Setting

Burns are low-volume, high-acuity injuries that require special attention and care from the pre-hospital team to the Emergency Department and finally to a dedicated burn unit and ICU. As...

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Podcast 586:  Toxic Shock Syndrome

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare cause of shock typically caused by Staph aureus or Strep pyogenes, that produces a toxin that...

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Podcast 585:  You Sure You Want Colchicine for Gout?

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Gout is an arthritis caused by the deposition of urate crystals into the joint space Colchicine works by disrupting microtubules and prevents white...

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Podcast 584:  Ketamine for Depression and Suicidality 

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: Suicide is currently the 10th leading cause of death in the US  Low quality studies have reported ketamine as a potential promising agent...

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Podcast 583:  Raise Your Hands if You Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome   

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Hand raising test: a simple but effective tool to diagnose carpal tunnel  Patients hold their hands over their head and if symptoms of...

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Podcast 582: Gadolinium – The Contrast of MRI

Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD Educational Pearls: Contrast agents are commonly used for X-rays and CT’s to better characterize disease, but contrast doesn’t work with MRI. That’s where the element...

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Podcast 581:  Alcohol Complications

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Altered mental status/confusion are major symptoms associated with both alcohol use and withdrawal. Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a triad of symptoms of confusion, internuclear...

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On The Streets #6: Artificial Intelligence Detection for LVOs

Meet Michelle Whaley, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Stroke Program Coordinator at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Jordan and Michelle discuss advances in Artificial Intelligence technology in...

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Podcast 580:  Origin of PPE  

Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD Educational Pearls: PPE, or personal protective equipment, has become a major talking point since the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19). While ubiquitous now,...

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Podcast 579:  Yersinia Pestis

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Yersinia Pestis is the bacteria that caused the black plague. It was first discovered to be the cause of the bubonic plague in...

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Podcast 578: Brown-Sequard Syndrome 

Author: Eric Miller, MD Educational Pearls: Brown-Sequard Syndrome is a neurological deficit that results from hemisection of the spinal cord  This is usually from traumatic injury (blunt or penetrating),...

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Podcast 577:  Immunotherapies

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Checkpoint inhibition normally helps our body detect abnormal cells and terminate it but cancerous cells often are able to avoid this countermeasure Monoclonal...

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UnfilterED #9: Dr. Steven Bradley

Dr. Steven Bradley is an active duty U.S. Naval officer practicing as a Staff Anesthesiologist in Virginia where also resides on the Medical Ethics Committee for his hospital. He...

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Podcast 576: Status Epilepticus Drugs

Author: Charlene Gnisci Melton, PharmD Educational Pearls: Status Epilepticus is defined as continuous seizure activity for >5 minutes, or 2 or more seizures without full return to consciousness between...

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 Podcast 575:  Light on the Sedation

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Studies have shown that patients who are under deeper sedation in the ICU have worse outcomes. Recent study compared lighter vs heavier sedation...

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Epidemic Meets Pandemic #4: The Patient Perspective

This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm...

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Epidemic Meets Pandemic #3: The Law Enforcement Perspective

This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm...

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Epidemic Meets Pandemic #2: The Addiction Medicine Perspective

This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm...

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Epidemic Meets Pandemic #1: The Harm Reductionist Perspective

This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm...

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UnfilterED Clips: A Toxicologist’s Perspective on COVID-19. Biological Warfare and the Need for Disaster Preparedness

Taken from ‘UnfilterED #8: Dr. Christopher Hoyte’. “This current sars-coV-2 / COVID-19 situation should really be a wake-up call for not just a pandemic, but for a biological attack…One...

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UnfilterED #8: Dr. Christopher Hoyte

Dr. Chris Hoyte is an ED physician, toxicologist and researcher based in Denver, CO. He was featured in Bring Em’ All: Chaos. Care. Stories from Medicine’s Front Line, a...

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Podcast 574:  Cyanide Toxicity

Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Significant cyanide exposure most commonly occurs from fire/smoke exposure particularly when plastics are involved Cyanide binds to cytochrome oxidase leading to the use...

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Podcast 573:  Arsenic Toxicity

Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Arsenic is a heavy metal that binds to multiple cellular enzymes and inhibits aerobic metabolism It is primarily absorbed through the skin, respiratory...

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Podcast 572:  Locked In Syndrome

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Locked in syndrome results typically from an infarct of the basilar artery leading to infarction of the brainstem but typically preservation of the...

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Podcast 571:  Digital Blocks

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: Traditional digital block involves dorsal approach on either side of the digit, injecting local anesthetic along each side to numb all four nerves...

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Podcast 570: Oh no no no to O2

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Supplemental oxygen is not a completely benign intervention.  A recent meta-analysis found that O2 saturations above 96% while on supplemental O2 were associated...

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Podcast 569:  The eFAST Exam

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls:.   Focused assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) exam and the extended-FAST (eFAST) are essential components of current trauma care and evaluation There has...

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Podcast 568: Shock ‘em! 

Contributor: John Winkler, MD Educational Pearls: Unstable ventricular tachycardia (VT) typically manifests with syncope, shortness of breath, diaphoresis and/or chest pain with hemodynamic instability Electrical cardioversion of unstable ventricular...

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Podcast 567: Mechanical CPR….Not So Fast

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Mechanical CPR (machine assisted compression devices) remains a hot topic of debate in emergency medicine Machine assisted CPR has been advocated to provide...

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Selected Audio from ‘UnfilterED #7: Russell J. Ledet, Ph.D.’

“Go unafraid! And also know that you got to reach out to the right people and hold on to those people no matter what they look like, no matter...

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UnfilterED #7: Russell J. Ledet, Ph.D.

Russell J. Ledet hails from Lake Charles, Louisiana. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he attended Southern University and A&M College for his undergraduate degrees in biology and chemistry....

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Podcast 566:  The Cholera Pandemic

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: Cholera has been responsible for 6 previous global pandemics and currently the world is in the seventh pandemic of cholera, ongoing since 1961....

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Podcast 565: Cesarean Scar Pregnancies

Contributor: Nick Hatch, MD Educational Pearls: A cesarean scar ectopic pregnancy occurs when the pregnancy implants along the scar tissue deep in the myometrium from a prior cesarean surgery,...

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On the Streets #5: Trauma during COVID-19

Jordan sits down to discuss trauma with Dr. Kaysie Banton, the Trauma Services Medical Director at Level 1 Trauma Center Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. In this laid...

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Podcast 564:  Cardiac Ischemia Management Update

Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Recent randomized controlled trial compared early intervention (PCI/CABG) to medical management for those diagnosed with moderate to severe cardiac ischemia on stress testing...

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Podcast 563:  DC ACs

Contributor: Nick Hatch, MD Educational Pearls: An AC (acromioclavicular joint) separation in the shoulder is a common traumatic injury XRs can help rule out other injuries as well as...

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Podcast 562:  COVID-19 Occlusions*

*(A shorter and more clinically focused follow up piece to our COVID Digest released on 5/1/20) Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Case series reported 5 cases of generally...

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Podcast 561:  Give Bup

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Buprenorphine has been shown to decrease morbidity and mortality in opioid use disorder Buprenorphine used in naloxone-induced withdrawals can displace naloxone at opioid...

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Podcast 560: Imaging in a COVID world

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: COVID-19 commonly appears as a bilateral patchy infiltrate on chest radiograph, but this is a non-specific finding  Sensitivities range from 17-70% for COVID-19...

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Mental Health Monthly #3: Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness for Healthcare Professionals

In this timely installment of Mental Health Monthly, mental health expert Lexi Eliades shares useful tips for identifying burnout and mental health decline as well as ways to maintain...

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Podcast 559: Metabolic Acidosis

Contributor: Dylan Luyten, MD Educational Pearls Acidosis can be caused by a respiratory, metabolic, or mixed source A respiratory acidosis will have a low serum pH and elevated bicarbonate...

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Podcast 558:  Rapid ARDS Review

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a catch all term for when lung injury leads to fluid collection in the air spaces of...

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Podcast 557: COVID-19 Lab Trends

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: COVID-19 is diagnosed with a nasopharyngeal swab (q-tip). This unfortunately can be painful, but if the swab doesn’t go deep into the nasal...

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Podcast 556:  CSF – What is it good for?

Contributor: Eric Miller, MD Educational Pearls: A cell count is performed on tubes 1 and 4 to account for changes that may occur from blood entering the first sample...

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Podcast #555:  Anticoagulation vs. Antiplatelet

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: When do we give antiplatelet drugs or anti-coagulation drugs? Arterial issues get antiplatelet therapy Venous issues, or slow flow states, get anticoagulation therapy....

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UnfilterED #6: Dr. Anton Helman

In this organic conversation, Nick and Dr. Helman establish a warm rapport early on as they discuss musical beginnings, life-changing mentors and the origins of Emergency Medicine Cases. Their...

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On the Streets #4: Posterior Circulation Strokes

In part 2 of our interview with Dr. Adam Graham, Jordan takes a deep dive into posterior circulation strokes and how to identify them in the field.

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Podcast 554: Sleeping Away Alzheimer’s

Contributor: Dave Rosenberg, MD Educational Pearls: White noise is all the surrounding sound frequencies mixed together that your brain tunes down so you don’t get distracted while you’re sleeping...

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Podcast 553: Airway Management in the Hypoxic COVID-19 Patient(Recorded 4/3/20)

Contributor: Dylan Luyten, MD Educational pearls: Clinical management of COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, relying on case reports and clinical experience In just a month, the consensus around management of...

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Podcast 552: PE Management and Risk Stratification

Contributor: Dylan Luyten, MD Educational Pearls: After you diagnose a pulmonary embolism (PE) via CT or VQ scan, we need to categorize the PE as massive, sub-massive, or just...

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Podcast 551:  PPIs are Not Benign

  Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: PPIs (Proton pump inhibitors) reduce stomach acid levels and are commonly prescribed in patients with GERD or peptic ulcer disease Stopping a...

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On the Streets #3: COVID-19

In this special edition of our On the Streets podcast, we discuss COVID-19 as well as what first responders and emergency providers need to know to keep themselves and...

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Podcast 550: Good ol’ Versed

Contributor: Sam Killian, MD Educational Pearls: Agitation can be due to a number of causes, but regardless of the cause, sedation often plays a key role in patient and...

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Podcast 549:  Just Use Epineprhine

Contributor: Sam Killian, MD Educational Pearls: Classic dogma teaching that epinephrine should not be used in the fingers, nose, penis, and toes when performing local anesthesia due to concerns...

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On the Streets #2: Neurological Deficits

Part 1 of 2: Dr. Adam Graham dishes out the essentials of identifying concerning neurological deficits on the scene, predicting what they mean and how to best care for...

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Podcast 548:  Adrenal Crisis

Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a group of enzyme deficiencies in the adrenals leading to a deficiency of hormones normally synthesized by the...

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Podcast 547: Capsaicin Cream to the Rescue

Author: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: A recent retrospective study looked capsaicin cream in treating cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in regards to length of stay, cost analysis, use of rescue...

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Podcast 546: Complete Heart Block

Author: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: Differentiating symptomatic bradycardia from asymptomatic may be essential in determining workup and treatment Airway, breath, circulation always hold true Symptoms may  include dizziness,...

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Podcast 545: So You Quit Smoking… Now What?

Author: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls:  New data shows within 5 years of smoking cessation, the risk of cardiovascular disease becomes half of those who continue to smoke After...

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UnfilterED #5: Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger

Recorded remotely in the highest hospital in the world, Nick sits down to talk with Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger, a small-town physician who’s worn many different hats both in the...

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Podcast 544: C is for Sepsis

  Author: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Previously, trials had shown promising evidence that vitamin C may improve mortality rates in patients with sepsis or septic shock.   A 2017...

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Podcast 543: Scoring Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury

Author: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Aortic injury caused by blunt trauma is very rare Chest x-ray findings might include widening of the mediastinum Ligamentum arteriosum (remnant of the...

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Mental Health Monthly #2: Non-Epileptic Seizures (NES)

Non Epileptic Seizures (NES) is perhaps one of the most misunderstood and overlooked disorders that emergency medicine professionals encounter. Dr. Randi Libbon & Dr. Laura Strom, both experts on...

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Podcast 542: Nasogastric Tubes

Author: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Nasogastric tubes (NGT) are very uncomfortable for all those involved but some simple tricks and tips may help: Topical lidocaine can be inserted...

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Podcast 541: Needle Thoracostomy

Author: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Traditional technique of needle thoracostomy for tension penumothorax is along the 2nd intercostal space at the midclavicular line Inserting a large angiocatheter along...

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On the Streets #1: The Art of the Handoff Report

EMM is proud to present the pilot episode of our new monthly series, “On the Streets”. This will be an informative podcast for all of our listeners, but this...

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Podcast 540:   Zyprexa 

Contributor:  Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Olanzapine (Zyprexa) is an atypical antipsychotic that can be used in a similar fashion to haloperidol for pain and nausea, including that with...

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Podcast 539:  Coricidin Abuse

Contributor:  Rachel Beham, PharmD Educational Pearls: Coricidin HBP Cough & Cold (dextromethorphan and chlorpheniramine) is one of the more commonly abused over-the-counter medications Dextromethorphan, binds to multiple receptors, particularly...

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Podcast 538:  Low Maintenance Boxer’s Fracture

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: A distal 5th metacarpal neck fracture is often referred to as a “boxer’s fracture” and a common fracture encountered in the emergency department...

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Podcast 537:  Thoughts on Cardiac Arrest

Contributor:  Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: High-quality compressions are an essential, and probably one of the most important, part of cardiac arrest  Actual evidence for drugs in cardiac arrest...

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UnfilterED #4: Dr. Vivek Tayal

Dr. Vivek Tayal of Carolinas Medical Center, a pioneer of using ultrasound in the emergency department, reflects on his role in establishing ultrasound use in emergency medicine and much...

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Podcast 536:  Epistaxis 101

Contributor:  Dylan Luyten, MD Educational Pearls: Clear the nasal passages – have the patient, if stable, blow their nose to dislodge any clot that might be in the way...

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Podcast 535: A Prescription for Falls

Contributor:  Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls:   Emergency department evaluation of falls, particularly in the elderly, should include an assessment of risk factors Common causes of falls in the...

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Mental Health Monthly #1: Decision Making Capacity

In the first episode of this new series, the complexities of decision making capacity are discussed. References and Further Reading: [1] Appelbaum, P. S. (2007). Assessment of patients’ competence...

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Podcast 533:  Hypoglycemia

Contributor: Dylan Luyten, MD Educational Pearls: Insulin related hypoglycemia can vary from a brief transient effect from short-acting forms (i.e. insulin lispro) to prolonged from long acting (i.e. insulin...

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Podcast 532:  SVC Syndrome

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is caused by physical compression of the SVC and can present with facial swelling, upper extremity swelling, flushing,...

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Podcast 530: Anion Gap Acidosis + Metformin Toxicity

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: The common causes of anion gap metabolic acidosis include (MUDPILES) Metformin, Methanol  Uremia  DKA Paraldehyde  INH/Iron  Lactate Ethylene Glycol  Salicylate  Metformin is a...

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Podcast 529: Hemophilia

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Hemophilia is characterized by bleeding (A /B) A is is 8, B (chrstmas, 9)  Hemophilia refers to a group of bleeding disorders caused...

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Podcast 528:  Decompensated Liver Failure 

Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD Educational Pearls: Cirrhosis is the end stage of chronic structural damage to the liver. This is most commonly due to  alcohol but other causes viral...

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Podcast 527: Knee Dislocations

Contributor:  Erik Verzemnieks, MD Educational Pearls: Knee dislocations are most common in high energy trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident The knee may appear grossly normal on initial...

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Podcast 526:  Desmopressin for Intracranial Hemorrhage 

Contributor: Charleen Melton, PharmD Educational Pearls: Desmopressin (DDAVP) is an analogue of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) that has been used for the treatment of intracranial hemorrhage. It works by increasing...

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Podcast 525:  Enjoyable Epistaxis?

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD Educational Pearls: The ED is full of painful procedures. One of the most commonly dreaded procedures is nasal packing for epistaxis, as it is quite...

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Podcast 523:  A Dizzying Diagnosis 

Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: It can be difficult to distinguish between central and peripheral causes of vertigo. Cerebellar stroke should be considered with any dizzy patient.  Signs...

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