We are having a special episode to add to what we did with Salim Rezaie on REBEL Cast recently as a guest. While we were there, we talked a lot about the TOAST trial and reviewed our own clinical use of dexamethasone. It is definitely worth your time to visit his page and listen to that podcast. However, we wanted to add our own little supplement to the #FOAMed world by adding a detailed analysis of the paper in true BEEM fashion. Please check all of this out for a more thorough understanding of the topic.
We have talked about abscess management before both here (Podcast #13) and on the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (Podcasts #156 and #164). Even though we have talked about using antibiotics before, there has been debate on its use in smaller abscesses. Today, we cover how antibiotics are still beneficial even for the small ones given the most recent evidence out there. Listen to podcast and read this blog for all the details as we cover different points in each.
We are joined by Tyler Christifulli, a well experienced critical care paramedic and host of the Lifestar Podcast, to discuss a proposed ventilation strategy. It is worth listening to his original podcast first to get a complete picture. I would also recommend listening to Scott Weingart's Dominating the Vent lectures on his EmCrit website if you are not very familiar with ventilator management in general. A warning in advance, there is some cursing in the podcast.
Happy Fourth of July! Today we are joined by Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) rock star Ken Milne who is known for the Skeptics' Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) blog and podcast. He has been a major mentor to the TOTAL EM project and to celebrate our 50th podcast he agreed to join us for a detailed discussion on FOAMed and EBM. Both SGEM and TOTAL EM are part of the Free and Open Access to Medical Education (FOAMed) movement.
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