Tibial plateau fractures can be easily missed, especially to the untrained eye. Missing these important fractures can have devastating outcomes. In this post we will talk about how to identify and manage these fractures.
Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can range in complexity from very basic exams to those that are expert level in nature. While some basic wall motion abnormalities are taught in many introductory classes, the concept of regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA) for myocardial infarctions (MIs) can be a little more complicated and as a result is often not taught to novice learners of POCUS. Some have questioned the validity of the results, as well. In this post, we will cover some highlights including recent evidence that may further support the potential role of RWMA in MIs.
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.
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