Furosemide (frusemide) is a commonly used loop diuretic. Also known by the commercial name, Lasix, it is well established drug but is prone to some common myths. To help kill the dogma, we review a recently published paper discussing 10 myths regarding this frequently used medication.
Sometimes, especially during a long shift, we want to ask our patients why they thought they needed to come see us suddenly for a complaint that does not seem emergent. It can be challenging to remember that our patients seek our help for a variety of reasons.
Recently, our own Chip Lange was on The Skeptic's Guide to Emergency Medicine (The SGEM) for Podcast #249 covering ultrasound to confirm endotracheal tube placement. This had previously been discussed in detail on our own Podcast #118 along with the technique. However, after some discussions on social media it was decided to expand on this discussion further regarding the ways to confirm beyond ultrasound.
Thanks to the talents of Patrick Bafuma (who also has the EM in Focus blog), we have a new series on the podcast called Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease (EM ID). The first podcast is with Lauren Westafer who also is part of the FOAMcast podcast and a FemInEM Speaker. These two brilliant minds got together to record a podcast on spinal epidural abscess (SEA).
A while back, Podcast #70, we talked about how to perform a neurological exam. We also spoke on FOAMfrat. Since that time, at WEMSA we built on the subject and discussed the exam as well as its caveats. At that time, there was not a name. Now, we have the Brief Repeatable Assessment In Neurology (BRAIN) exam.
Sam Ireland is back to talk again about ventilatory failure. Last time, he talked about the less severe impending ventilatory failure but this time he runs us through acute ventilatory failure. If you have not already checked it out, look at our last post for details on impending ventilatory failure.
We have a two part special with Sam Ireland from FOAMfrat. He is a critical care paramedic in Wisconsin and a brilliant mind including with ventilation. Sam agreed to come on to talk both about impending and acute ventilatory failure. Stay tuned next week for the second part of his talk.
This podcast is to discuss two important subjects with ultrasound. The first is a quick review of the Butterfly iQ (more detailed review to come) and the second discusses some of the key benefits of POCUS in EMS and other settings where having a larger machine is not feasible.
This one is sure to generate some controversy, especially by my fellow #FOAMed colleagues but it is a conversation we need to have in all earnest. We must seriously consider if double sequential defibrillation (DSD) is as good a plan as we may have originally thought.
Radial head subluxation, commonly referred to as nursemaid's elbow, is a common condition. In this post we talk about how to diagnose and manage this condition in a timely and effective manner.
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