EM Cases emergency medicine education podcast

JJ 14 Epinephrine in Cardiac Arrest

Does epinephrine improve the chances of return of spontaneous circulation at the expense of the brain? In other words, while we know that epinephrine doubles rates of ROSC in all comers in cardiac arrest, there’s never been robust evidence for long term improvements in neurologic functional outcomes. So, are we saving lives, or are we prolonging death? Find out the answer in this Journal Jam podcast with Justin Morgenstern and Rory Spiegel...

BCE 77 Pulmonary Embolism Workup in Pregnancy

This Best Case Ever elucidates the practical challenges of working up pregnant patients in the ED with a suspicion of pulmonary embolism. Since this recording, the first ever multi-center prospective outcome study looking at the pulmonary embolism workup in pregnancy was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. A suggested algorithm and analysis of the study by Lauren Westafer are provided in these show notes....

EMU 365 Toxicology Cases from the ED

In this EMU 65 video, Dr. Emily Austin discusses appropriate circumstances where you might consider gastric lavage, critical bupropion overdose and when to use intralipid emulsion therapy, types of inhalant exposures, and more...

Ep 116 Emergency Management of Opioid Misuse, Overdose and Withdrawal

In this episode Dr. Kathryn Dong, Dr. Michelle Klaiman and Dr. Aaron Orkin discuss the latest in naloxone in opioid overdose cardiac arrest and altered LOA, a 5-step approach to ED opioid withdrawal management and how we can improve mortality and morbidity in patients with opioid use disorder in the era of the opioid epidemic...

Rapid Reviews Video – Asymptomatic Hypertension

While asymptomatic hypertension is rarely an emergency, many patients are referred to the ED for very high blood pressure readings. We need to know which of these patients have end organ damage and how to treat them without causing harm. In this Rapid Reviews Video Dr. Nick Clarridge discusses how to categorize hypertension in the ED, the key history and physical data points to look for, appropriate investigations as well as rational treatment options and controversies....

POCUS Cases 6 Pericardial Effusion POCUS

In this POCUS Cases Dr. Simard reviews the literature on accuracy of POCUS for pericardial effusion diagnosis, compares and contrasts the two cardiac views for determining a pericardial effusion, explains how to distinguish between pericardial fluid vs epicardial fat and pericardial fluid vs pleural effusion, explains the findings of cardiac tamponade and electrical alternans, and reviews the false positives of pericardial effusion on POCUS...

BCE 76 Opioid Withdrawal

In anticipation of EM Cases Episode 116 on Opioid Misuse, Overdose and Withdrawal, Dr. Michelle Klaiman, Addictions and Emergency Medicine specialist, tells her Best Case Ever exemplifying how we can positively impact the lives of ED patients for years to come - even when they present with simple, run-of-the-mill diagnoses - by thinking outside the box and doing brief screening and interventions for patients with opioid use disorder. She discusses alternative pain control options as well as the use of suboxone to treat opioid withdrawal and opioid addiction.Best Case Ever exemplifying how we can positively impact the lives of ED patients for years to come, even when they present with simple, run-of-the-mill diagnoses, by thinking outside the box and doing brief screening and interventions for patients with opioid use disorder.

CritCases 11 LVAD Management in the GI Bleed Patient

In this CritCases blog Mike Misch presents a case of a patient with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) with a postoperative acute lower GI bleed and answers practical questions such as:  How do you measure blood pressure in a patient with an LVAD? What are the common complications of LVADs that we must be aware of? What information can the LVAD controller provide? Why are LVAD patients at high risk for bleeding? and many more...

EMU 365 Pediatric Elbow Nightmares with Arun Sayal

This is the 2nd instalment of The Emergency Medicine Update Conference's recently launched EMU 365 video series. In this EMU 65 video, Dr. Arun Sayal, an emergency physician who runs a weekly minor fracture clinic at NYGH discusses his approach to pediatric elbow injuries, the importance of good lateral images, common and uncommon missed elbow injuries and clinically important epicondylar fractures that can mimic normal ossification centers and more...

Ep 115 Emergency Management of the Agitated Patient

Managing acutely agitated patients can cause anxiety in even the most seasoned emergency doctor. These are high risk patients and they are high risk to you and your ED staff. It’s important to understand that agitation or agitated delirium is a cardinal presentation – not a diagnosis. There is pathology lurking beneath - psychiatric, medical, traumatic and toxicological diagnoses driving these patients and we just won’t know which until we can safely calm them down...