March is Women's History Month and we wanted to celebrate some of the accomplishments of women in medicine. While there are countless women that could be mentioned, we wanted to focus on a few that have been seen as pioneers in medicine.
Recently there was commentary in a forum that suggested the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria (PERC Rule) was essentially useless for detecting a pulmonary embolism (PE). It started with an anecdote, which is a logical fallacy (post hoc ergo propter hoc) and went wild from there. This led to the realization that many still do not understand how to use the Wells' Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism (referred to from here simply as the Wells' Criteria) and the PERC Rule.
Injuries to the spine can occur both in blunt and penetrating trauma. They can also be with or without neurological deficits. For this reason, they should be considered in all patients with multiple injuries. In this podcast, Chip Lange and Mike Sharma review the pearls and pitfalls of this disease process.
We are able to provide a sneak peak at some updated content with Practical POCUS. Over the last few months, Practical POCUS has been working to improve its content with the plan to help further promote point of care ultrasound (POCUS) to a broader audience. One audience in particular is with EMS. This 10 minute video is an excerpt from the updated course worth 24 hours of CME. Make sure to check out PracticalPOCUS.com to learn more.
A little while back, we asked for help on getting out more content. David Wright and Kate Randolph answered that call and provided a special podcast on osteogenesis imperfecta. We hope you enjoy this unique podcast and encourage you to reach out if you want to contribute, as well.
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