Rob Orman is back again for another fun week where we continue his "grab bag" interview. I need to make a quick warning that there is some language in this podcast so if you are easily offended please be warned now. However, language is very brief and minimal at best. This interview was done in a lot of fun and we hope you find it entertaining, too. Remember to check out last week's podcast with Rob on how to manage the upset patient.
We just came back from SEMPA 360 and it was a blast! But today, we have a two part interview with Rob Orman. The first half, today's discussion, is all about patient satisfaction. Next week, we will further our "grab bag" discussion with some other interesting questions that others wanted to hear from Rob about, but all I can say is you do not want to miss the pearls from the interview so make sure to listen to both!
Acutely decompensated CHF can be a highly dangerous condition and one that needs immediate management. Previous Resuscitation Leadership Academy (RLA) student Michelle Perkins comes on for her debut to discuss management of this condition.
This week's podcast is all about hypertension. Like a previous podcast, #13 on abscess management, this podcast is in response to a recent Skeptic's Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) post that TOTAL EM was featured on. We want to add to that discussion by expanding on clinically important hypertension in the emergency department. This primer will most likely only be the start to future discussions on deeper reviews about hypertension that we need to be concerned about in emergencies.
We are back for our first ever trio podcast! We have two previous PA guests, Patrick Bafuma and Frank Norman, to discuss a new paper regarding dyspnea and POCUS. At this time, the paper has not received much publicity but we agreed it was important to cover. Like our last podcast, this one is a bit longer but it is well worth your time so please look over the blog and listen to the podcast. A quick apology though as to the audio quality, especially in the second half. Due to a technical issue, it could not be refined to the same extent but it is still worth the listen.
Kris Maday is back for another podcast which is also available at the PAINE Podcast this time to discuss complications of chemotherapy. We review some of the most common conditions that also possess a risk to be life threatening for those fighting cancer. Since chemotherapy is designed to kill rogue cancer cells (some by sniper, some by nuke), there is bound to be collateral damage. The detailed show notes provided are in large part from Kris Maday's review of the literature.
Reading the title you may be concerned that this interview is broken up into multiple parts but fear not for this is a new series we are starting! Greg Schmor, a critical care paramedic in Canada is our first guest in a series of podcasts that we plan to have on Rural Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs). In any system, MCIs are a challenge but there are unique difficulties that are seen in the rural/remote environment or at least are exacerbated by such an environment. This series can be of benefit for anyone who may become involved in MCIs but we focus especially on those in the rural and remote settings.
It may feel like we have been talking about a lot on imaging recently, but in emergency medicine, we do a lot of imaging! More specifically, CTs are a cornerstone in the emergency department and contrast is frequently used. However, there have been concerns about the use of contrast in higher risk populations which we have also discussed before. In patients at higher risk, is prophylactic hydration beneficial? We discuss that on today's podcast with a new randomized control trial.
We have Frank Norman back on the podcast to talk a little more about the Society of Physician Assistants in Clinical Ultrasound (SPACUS) but also to discuss integrating an ultrasound program into an already busy PA school curriculum or getting it into the work place. Especially in rural or remote settings, this can be a significant challenge, but we cover it in today's podcast.
Frank Norman joins the podcast today to discuss the Society of Physician Assistants in Clinical Ultrasound (SPACUS) and point of care ultrasound (POCUS) competency. The conversation also includes teasing out competency versus certification. Listening to this podcast is great for not only those who are new to ultrasound but also for those with experience and looking to help others interested in POCUS.