The last 100 podcasts has been a major milestone. Now that we are in the triple digits, it is worth reviewing some of the highlights from the first 100 episodes. Also, we have a major announcement to share!
When you hear five of anything in regards to emergency medicine, you have to think of Ken Milne who is an evidence based medicine (EBM) guru in the field of emergency medicine (EM). He hosts The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine (The SGEM) and is a major advocate in cutting down the knowledge translation (KT) window down from over 10 years to less than one year. In true celebratory fashion for the 100th podcast, Ken came on to discuss being a skeptic by reviewing five examples of when EM got ahead of the evidence.
The first time you see it, there can be any number of emotions. On some patients, it looks like their chest is being caved in by a machine. On other patients, it feels like a smooth and controlled aspect of an otherwise difficult resuscitation. There are many opinions and stories about mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (mCPR), but the evidence may surprise you and lead to the question: does it work?
Mobile Stroke Units (MSUs) are ambulances that are designed to improve the time of delivery of stroke care to patients. This sounds like an excellent idea at the surface, but is the cost and approach practical?
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