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Ep 193 The Crashing Asthmatic – Recognition and Management of Life Threatening Asthma

In this part 2 of our 2-part podcast on asthma with Dr. Sameer Mal and Dr. Leeor Sommer, we dig into the recognition and management of life-threatening asthma. We answer such questions as: what are the key elements in recognition of threatening asthma? What are the most time-sensitive interventions required to break the vicious cycle of asthma? What are the best options for dosing and administering magnesium sulphate, epinephrine, fentanyl and ketamine in the management of the crashing asthmatic? What is the role of NIPPV in the management of life-threatening asthma? What are the factors we should consider when it comes to indications for endotracheal intubation of the crashing asthmatic? What role do blood gases play in the decision to intubate? What are the most appropriate ventilation strategies in the intubated asthma patient? and many more... Please support EM Cases with a donation: https://emergencymedicinecases.com/donation/

ECG Cases 49 – ECG and POCUS for Dyspnea and Chest Pain

In this ECG Cases blog, Jesse McLaren and Rajiv Thavanathan explore how ECG and POCUS complement each other for patients presenting to the emergency department with shortness of breath or chest pain. They explain complementary diagnostic insights into pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade, occlusion MI and RV strain...

Ep 192 ED Adult Asthma Management Strategies For Improved Prognosis – A Stepwise Approach

In this part 1 of our 2-part podcast series on Asthma Management we explore a systematic approach to managing patients presenting to the ED with asthma exacerbations. Our discussion will emphasize the critical role of a thorough history and physical examination in effectively stratifying patient risk and guiding treatment/disposition decisions. Additionally, we'll examine the importance of providing comprehensive discharge medications and instructions to mitigate both mortality and morbidity associated with asthma exacerbations. We answer questions such as: which patients, if any, require peak expiratory flow measurements in the ED? Why is it so important to add steroid MDI therapy to oral steroid therapy in patients being discharged from the ED after an asthma exacerbation? What are the most predictive variables to risk stratify patients with asthma exacerbations to help guide treatment and disposition? and many more. Stay tuned for Part 2, where we'll delve deep into the management of the crashing asthmatic. Please support EM Cases FOAMed with a donation: https://emergencymedicinecases.com/donation/

WTBS 29 Four Key Learnings from a Career in Emergency Medicine Leadership

In this Waiting to Be Seen blog Dr. Howard Ovens outlines 4 key learnings from his extensive career in EM leadership: Be a good clinician, get substantial real-world experience, take a long-term view of benefits and risks and get along with your counterparts in the leadership dyad...

EM Quick Hits 55 – Induction Agents, Gabapentinoids, Neuroprotective Intubation, Approach to Paresthesias, Preventing Burnout

Anand Swaminathan on an update on the appropriate selection of induction agents. Hans Rosenberg on when to use gabapentinoids for pain control in the ED. Katie Lin on pearls for neuroprotective intubation. Nour Khatib and Hamza Jalal on an approach to paresthesias in the ED. Eric Wortmann on preventing burnout in emergency medicine. Please support EM Cases with a donation https://emergencymedicinecases.com/donation/

Ep 191 The Future of EM – Systems Thinking

In order fix EM, each of us needs to understand systems issues and systems thinking, and advocate for a better system based on sound systems principles and specific solutions. In this main episode EM Cases podcast Anton is joined by Dr. Alecs Chochinov and Dr. Davie Petrie, two systems thinkers and leaders in EM. They discuss solutions for how to fix EM in 5 spheres: having a coordinated mission, optimizing access points, accountability, disaster preparedness and adaptation/evolution. They answer questions such as: What can we glean from how EM has evolved in the last few decades to help shape the future? How can we utilize virtual care to make it work for us and our patients well? How can we improve our EMS systems? How can we change the system to prevent emergency provider burnout? How can we integrate systems thinking into the daily operations of EDs to improve patient flow and outcomes? and many more... -Support EM Cases with a Donation https://emergencymedicinecases.com/donation/

ECG Cases 48 – ECG Interpretation in Cardiac Arrest

In this month's ECG Cases blog Dr. Jesse McLaren reviews interpretation of the pre-arrest ECG: identifying high risk ECGs requiring empiric treatment like calcium for hyperkalemia, magnesium for long QT, or reperfusion for Occlusion MI; the intra-arrest ECG: identifying pseudo-PEA; and post-arrest ECG: the importance of serial ECGs to reduce false positive STEMI, role of POCUS to help with the differential of diffuse ST depression with reciprocal ST elevation in aVR, and identifying signs of Occlusion MI/ false negative STEMI...

EM Quick Hits 54 Button Battery Ingestion, C. difficile, ECG in Tox, Bed Bugs, Fibrinogen in Trauma, Cold Air for Croup

Olivia Ostrow on the management of button battery ingestions, Brit Long on C difficile infection, Jesse McLaren on an approach to ECG's in the tox patient, Joe Mullally on the identification and treatment of bed bug bites, Andrew Petrosoniak on fibrinogen replacement in bleeding trauma patients, Justin Morganstern on Cold Air for Croup... https://emergencymedicinecases.com/donation/

Ep 190 Carpal Bone Injuries – The Big 4

Triquetrum chip fractures, scapholunate injuries, hook of the hamate fractures, and of course, scaphoid fractures can be easily missed with serious consequences for our patients. In this part 2 of our 2-part podcast series on wrist injuries we highlight the "Big 4" most commonly missed and mismanaged carpal bone injuries, elucidating the key historical, physical exam and x-ray findings, as well as management strategies...

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