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In this EM Quick Hits episode: Andrew Petrosoniak on diagnosis and risk stratification of blunt cardiac trauma, Clare Atzema on latest guidelines for anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation, Maria Ivankovic on hydromorphone vs morphine for acute pain, Brit Long on clinical pearls in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, Anand Swaminathan on venous access tips and tricks, and bonus material from EM Cases Course June 2018 with Walter Himmel and Barbara Tatham on Physician Compassion and tools to prevent burnout...

The post EM Quick Hits 6 Blunt Cardiac Trauma, Atrial Fibrillation Anticoagulation, Hydromorphone vs Morphine, Myasthenia Gravis, Venous Access appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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Dr. Nick Clarridge reviews the "low and slow" overdoses: calcium channel blocker and b-blocker toxicity recognition and management in this EM Cases Rapid Reviews Video...

The post Rapid Reviews Video – Low and Slow Part 1: Calcium Channel Blocker and B-blocker Overdose appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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In this Episode 127 Drugs that Work and Drugs that Don't Part 2 - Antiemetics, Angioedema and Oxygen, with Justin Morgenstern and Joel Lexchin we discuss the evidence for various antiemetics like metoclopramide, prochlorperazine, promethazine, droperidol, ondansetron, inhaled isopropyl alcohol and haloperidol as well as why should not use an antiemetic routinely with morphine in the ED. We then discuss the evidence for various drugs options for a potpourri of true emergencies like angioedema and hyperkalemia, and wrap it up with a discussion on oxygen therapy...

The post Ep 127 EM Drugs that Work and Drugs that Don’t Part 2 – Antiemetics, Angioedema, Oxygen appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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The 800 question (and growing) Quiz Vault has been designed by a development team over the past year so that you can quickly and easily get test enhanced learning at your fingertips for free. Build your own customized quiz by episode, by year and by medical field. Sign in once and you're ready to go. Quizzes on individual episodes can also be access at the bottom of the show notes for that particular episode with one click. You receive instant feedback for every multiple choice question you answer with a detailed explanation and your quiz scores are shown compared to the community averages. Whether you're studying for an exam or need to brush up on Pediatric EM because your ED doesn't see many pediatric patient, or you just want to make sure you etch all the practice enhancing pearls from the EM Cases main episode podcasts, The Quiz Vault will help you on your path to b the best EM provider you can be!

The post EM Cases Quiz Vault Launch! appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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In this podcast we discuss the key concepts in assessing drug efficacy trials, and provide you with a bottom line recommendation for the use of gabapentinoids, NSAIDs and acetaminophen for low back pain and radicular symptoms, topical NSAIDs and cyclobenzaprine for sprains and strains, caffeine as an adjunct analgesic, why we should never prescribe tramadol, dexamethasone for pharyngitis, calcium channel blockers for hemorrhoids and anal fissures, buscopan for abdominal pain and renal colic and why morphine might be a better analgesic choice than hydromorphone...

The post Ep 126 EM Drugs That Work and Drugs That Don’t – Part 1: Analgesics appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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Electrical injuries are rare, representing less than 1% of burn center admissions. So there is a paucity of robust evidence for the management of these patients. Nonetheless, in this podcast we’ll give you the tools to help risk stratify electrical injuries, give some guidance on fluid resuscitation, describe immediate management of acute complications and make you aware of the potential delayed complications that must be anticipated...

The post Ep 125 Electrical Injuries – The Tip of the Iceberg appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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In this EM Quick Hits Podcast: Ludwig's Angina Emergency Management - Approach, Airway, Imaging, Transient Monocular Vision Loss (TMVL), D-dimer in the Work-up of Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy, Management of Pediatric Nasal Foreign Bodies: Tips and Tricks, Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim Drug Interactions and Airway Options in Cardiac Arrest - LMA for all?...

The post EM Quick Hits 5 Ludwig’s Angina, Transient Monocular Vision Loss, D-dimer for PE Workup in Pregnancy, Pediatric Nasal Foreign Bodies, Trimethoprim Drug Interactions, Airway Management in Cardiac Arrest appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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It turns out that for all burn patients—from minor to severe—there is a lot of room for improvement in ED management, counselling and disposition. Things like inaccurate estimation of burn size, unnecessary endotracheal intubation, over- and under-estimation of fluid resuscitation volumes, inadequate analgesia and inappropriate wound dressings are just some of the issues where a small change to ED practice patterns could have a huge impact on patient care. In this EM Cases main episode podcast we have the director of the Burn Unit at Hospital for Sick Children, Dr. Joel Fish and EM educator Dr. Maria Ivankovic discuss dozens of pearls and pitfalls in the management of both pediatric and adult burn and inhalation injuries management with a special appearance by airway master George Kovacs to talk about awake intubation in the burn and inhalation injuries patient...

The post Ep 124 Burn and Inhalation Injuries: ED Wound Care, Resuscitation and Airway Management appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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In this Quick Hits Podcast: David Juurlink on acetaminophen and warfarin drug interaction, Hans Rosenberg on management of dental infections, Emily Austin on dialysis in massive acetaminophen overdose, Andrew Petrosoniak on MTP decisions and the RABT score in trauma , Joel Yaphe on statins for STEMI from Whistler's Update in EM Conference, and George Kovacs on how to maximize success of a cricothyrotomy from EM Cases Course 2019...

The post EM Quick Hits 4 Acetaminophen Overdose & Warfarin Interaction, Dental Infections, MTP RABT Score, Statins for STEMI, Cricothyrotomy Tips appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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In this POCUS Cases video Dr. Rob Simard reviews the literature on accuracy of identifying LV dysfunction on POCUS by non-radiologists, the steps in assessing LV dysfunction, and cautions us when it comes to patients with chronic LV dysfunction...

The post POCUS Cases 8 – LV Dysfunction appeared first on Emergency Medicine Cases.

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