This is probably one of the most niche blog and podcast that has been done for a while, but it is a special one given the work that has been put into this particular topic. This has been a long term goal that has finally made some real progress recently.
Since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of masks has been discussed. As this pandemic continues, there has been a great deal of debate on this issue. This post is meant to help address some of the more common myths surrounding masks for COVID-19.
This is a project that has been in the works for a long time. We have finally been able to coordinate and introduce a new podcast series covering ATLS. This is only the beginning.
Surprisingly, we are back already to talk about dexamethasone. Our last podcast, #204, covered the press release from the RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY) trial and their mentioning of results regarding dexamethasone. Now, the study is available in a pre-print form. It is important that this has not yet been peer-reviewed and is still preliminary, but we now have some real information that we can review!
By now you may have heard of a potential breakthrough in COVID-19 treatment: dexamethasone. The steroid is well known and has been widely used. It is inexpensive and readily available making it a great choice if it proves to be successful. However, do we really have the evidence yet to support its use?
Law enforcement has used tear gas and pepper spray to help with crowd control. Many of those exposed will require some form of treatment. This post is meant to help provide some guidance in regards to the treatment of such injuries.
Given recent events and a longstanding concern for certain restraint positions causing positional asphyxia, we took the time to dive into this subject more by discussing how and why this occurs along with the surrounding evidence.
We have made it! Another milestone to celebrate. 200 podcasts down and (hopefully) many more to come. The format continues to change, but we hope to provide many great discussions and continue to educate as much as possible. The goal moving forward is to continue to provide high quality content.
We celebrate another anniversary with this podcast. This podcast marks the 200th one! With every 50th podcast, we invite back Ken Milne from The SGEM. When trying to decide what to discuss this time, Ken suggested we discuss the Peltzman Effect. If you are not familiar, no problem! Ken breaks it down for us and how it is applied to medicine, including the current COVID-19 pandemic.
We had an excellent opportunity that we had to turn into a video podcast. The roundtable discussion is with Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City staff: a physician (Dr. McCarty), a PA (Matt), and a RN (Christina). They cover their ED's response and how each of them took on new roles to better manage patients in this challenging time. Their tips and tricks are worth listening to, especially if you have not yet seen a surge of patients.
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