We have talked about abscess management before both here (Podcast #13) and on the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (Podcasts #156 and #164). Even though we have talked about using antibiotics before, there has been debate on its use in smaller abscesses. Today, we cover how antibiotics are still beneficial even for the small ones given the most recent evidence out there. Listen to podcast and read this blog for all the details as we cover different points in each.
We are joined by Tyler Christifulli, a well experienced critical care paramedic and host of the Lifestar Podcast, to discuss a proposed ventilation strategy. It is worth listening to his original podcast first to get a complete picture. I would also recommend listening to Scott Weingart's Dominating the Vent lectures on his EmCrit website if you are not very familiar with ventilator management in general. A warning in advance, there is some cursing in the podcast.
Happy Fourth of July! Today we are joined by Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) rock star Ken Milne who is known for the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) blog and podcast. He has been a major mentor to the TOTAL EM project and to celebrate our 50th podcast he agreed to join us for a detailed discussion on FOAMed and EBM. Both SGEM and TOTAL EM are part of the Free and Open Access to Medical Education (FOAMed) movement.
Kevin Burns is back from our last podcast for another discussion, this time specifically on Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and prehospital care. He is assisting with some new research and we review how POCUS could be beneficial in the EMS.
Kevin Burns is one of those PAs who is on the cutting edge of prehospital care. He is the co-director of the Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Emergency Medicine PA Residency program. One of his favorite aspects of emergency medicine is prehospital care and we wanted to talk to him about some of the plans for the future of PAs in emergency medicine.
Clay Smith ofEM Topics joins us today for a first-ever crossover post. His amazingly well-done blog with daily posts on clinically important papers is a must to subscribe. In today's post, we cover a review he is also publishing today regarding ramping in intubations. In this RCT, there is no benefit in the primary outcome (lowest oxygen saturation) when comparing ramping versus sniffing position. However, there is a lot more to the paper as discussed in this blog and podcast.
Brian Lin is back for the second part of our conversation with him from the 2017 SEMPA 360 conference, but this time we are talking about two subjects with a lot of dogma: the Golden Period for wound closure and dog bite closure. This brief review is designed to remind you of some of the key components in order to better care for your patients.
Brian Lin is an impressive physician with expert knowledge in wound management and care. It was well worth the visit to talk to him in person about some of the more intricate parts of wound management. At SEMPA 360 this year he gave so many pearls that there is no doubt he was a treasure to the conference. If you could not make it this year or want a reminder of some of the key points, check out the notes and listen to the podcast.
Medicine is slow to change, and using #FOAMed can be a challenge at times if you feel stuck and unable to speed up the process. Today, we talk about some tips that could help you better move things along in your department and among colleagues.
We have two previous guests today that are returning to talk about a familiar topic: sepsis. There has been a lot of coverage recently but we want to cover it from a different angle by getting back to basics while including some of the key updates from recent literature and guidelines. This recording was originally made for theEmergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) which is part of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). It was our pleasure to work with ACEP to provide this content and we hope you enjoy it, as well.