Sam Ireland from FOAMfrat invited me on to their podcast to talk more about PAs in EMS. This was a fantastic conversational piece that is well worth listening to in order to learn more about what it means to have PAs in EMS and the potential future of such as role.
There are many people who are still uncertain how point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can benefit them in their practice. This podcast will give you five examples of how POCUS can significantly change your patient care (in a very positive way) and what you can start doing to improve your patient care by using POCUS.
On our last blog and podcast, part of the ATLS series, we covered shock. In that last post, it was briefly mentioned how vasopressin could be used in hemorrhagic shock. We want to build on that discussion today with a more detailed review on using vasopressin (and other vasopressors) in such a situation.
Shock, especially in trauma, is an absolute killer. Defined as an abnormality of the circulatory system that results in inadequate organ perfusion and tissue oxygenation, shock must be recognized and treated accordingly. Here to help us with this discussion is Mike Sharma.
Scaphoid fractures are often missed but important fractures due to their potential complications including non-union, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, and potential for avascular necrosis (AVN). These complications can even lead to lawsuits which further emphasizes the need to identify and properly treat these fractures whenever possible.
Airway management is a commonly discussed topic in emergency medicine and there are some challenges that are unique with trauma. Mike Sharma co-hosts again with our ATLS podcast series on this topic. Take the time to listen both to better prepare for your ATLS course but also to better manage your future trauma patients.
To some, this may feel like spaced repetition. However, the discussion with tramadol today is a common and recurring issue. We will highlight the problems with tramadol and why it may be better to think of it as "tramadont" moving forward.
With the blast that occurred in Beirut earlier, this is a good time to do a rapid review on blast injuries. This can be a rather complex topic but we will focus on conventional explosives.
Summer is often a time that people visit the beach for vacation. While this may be different with the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is still worth learning how to manage one common injury at the beach: jellyfish stings.
It is time to dive into some core Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) content. Mike Sharma is back to co-host the podcast and help us cover the first chapter of ATLS which discusses the initial assessment and management of trauma patients.
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