Patrick Bafuma is back to provide another EM ID special, this time with Dr. Valerie Vaughn. She is internal medicine trained and a hospitalist with a special interest in infectious disease. The concept of asymptomatic bacteriuria has been discussed before with with Podcast #158, but this time Dr. Vaughn introduces the idea of nudges and how it can help use reduce our antibiotic use.
Both rashes and fevers are very common complaints in the emergency department. However, the challenge becomes very real distinguishing the serious to the more benign. Fortunately, EB Medicine has once again come to help make this challenging topic a little easier to understand. We review some of the highlights from their article in this post.
Another year is in the books. We appreciate you reading the blog and listening to the podcast. This post is devoted to wrapping up the year.
Happy Holidays and if you are listening to this when it is published, Merry Christmas. Last year for Podcast #127, on Christmas Day we reviewed the importance of family, friends, and colleagues. This year we wanted to discuss the importance of kindness.
We love EB Medicine specials and we hope you do, too! This time we are talking about a subject that many forget about: pediatric stroke. While it is far less common than what we see in the adult population, it carries a high morbidity and mortality rate. In November, EB Medicine went into detail about this particular topic and we think it was a fantastic review. Let's get started!
Examining the gallbladder on ultrasound is not a particularly difficult skill. However, the rest of the biliary exam on point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can be both challenging and time consuming. Sometimes, the common bile duct (CBD) is not able to be positively identified. This has led to questioning the importance of this particular component of the exam. We will review some of the recent evidence in this post.
We have Patrick Bafuma back interviewing Dr. Nico Cortes-Penfeld from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He specializes in orthopedic infectious diseases. Nico and Patrick are covering septic arthritis in this conversation. We include some key pearls in the post but make sure to listen to the podcast for additional information.
EM ID is back again with Patrick Bafuma interviewing Dr. Nico Cortes-Penfeld from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He specializes in orthopedic infectious diseases. Patrick interview Nico for two discussions, with the first being clindamycin. Join back for the next discussion on septic arthritis.
It is time for another EB Medicine special. The febrile young infant can be one of the scarier patients for a variety of reasons. They are so young they are unable to communicate, they have very real and serious pathogens that can have deadly consequences, and the family as well as other individuals taking care of the patient can be nervous or scared creating increased stress. In this post, we cover EB Medicine's recent article on this topic to better improve your practice.
If you have not figured it out yet, point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is not going away anytime soon. It is a powerful tool in the hands of clinicians across the world. With its growing utilization, there are still many that are hesitant to implement it into their daily practice. In this podcast, we talk about how to encourage others to start using POCUS.
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