ECG Cases 30 Beware Computer Interpretation Errors

Computer interpretation of the ECG has been called a double-edged sword: when correct, it increases physician accuracy, but when incorrect it increases errors. This is especially problematic in the emergency department, where computer accuracy drops as clinical significance increases—with common errors for arrhythmias and ischemia. Jesse McLaren guides us through 10 cases where the computer interpretation misguides us and how to avoid these pitfalls...

EM Quick Hits 37 Introducing QI Corner, Skin Abscess, O2 Sat Monitor Pearls, Infantile Spasms, Atrial Fibrillation Rate Control

Tahara Bhate's new QI corner Quick Hits series, Hans Rosenberg & Michael Gottlieb on the evidence around ED diagnosis and management of skin abscesses using PoCUS, Anand Swaminathan on what the oxygen saturation monitor can tell you besides oxygen saturation, Sarah Reid on how to pick up infantile spasms and prevent poor neurologic outcomes, Elisha Targonsky on battle of the ED rate control medications for rapid atrial fibrillation...

ECG Cases 29 Misdiagnosis from Lead Misplacement, Artifact and Lead Reversal

In this ECG Cases blog we review 10 cases of possible artifact, lead reversal and lead misplacement. Can you spot the abnormalities and avoid the misdiagnosis?...

Ep 167 Myocarditis – A Diagnostic Challenge

Why does myocarditis often present a diagnostic challenge? What are the range of ECG findings in myocarditis? Does a negative high sensitivity troponin or CRP rule out myocarditis? What is the role of PoCUS in the diagnosis and prognosis of myocarditis? When should we consider myocarditis or pericarditis in patients with recent COVID-19 infection or COVID mRNA vaccination, and which of these patients require workups? Anton joins Dr. Paul Dorian and Dr. Walter Himmel to answer these and more...

Ep 166 Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade

Why should pericarditis be considered a diagnosis of exclusion? Which clinical features are most useful in the diagnosis of pericarditis? What are the most common pitfalls in the ECG interpretation? What are the best ways to differentiate the ECG of pericarditis from that of MI and early repolarization? How is uncomplicated viral pericarditis treated differently compared to pericarditis with other etiologies? Why is it so important to include colchicine as part of the treatment of pericarditis? Which patients with pericarditis require admission? and many more...

EM Quick Hits 36 – Surviving Sepsis, Angle Closure Glaucoma, Bougies, Frostbite, Hot/Altered Patient, Central Cord Syndrome

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Brit Long on Surving Sepsis Campaign -2021 Updates, Nour Khatib on rural medicine case - angle closure glaucoma, Reuben Strayer on bougie vs endotracheal tube and stylet on first-attempt intubation, Justin Hensley on management of frostbite, Sarah Foohey on the hot and altered patient, and Andrew Petrosoniak on central cord syndrome...

JJ 20 Outpatient Medications for COVID-19

In this Journal Jam podcast we dig deep into the science of FDA-approved outpatient medications for COVID with 3 critical appraisal masters: Dr. Andrew Morris, Dr. Rohit Mohindra and Dr. Justin Morgenstern. What is the evidence for the neutralizing monoclonal antibody medications like Sotrovimab? The nucleoside analogs like Remdesivir and Paxlovid? The inhaled corticosteroids like Budesonide and Ciclesonide? The SSRIs like Fluvoxamine? As you'll hear, there are many ways to interpret the data and a variety of philosophies on prescribing medications that have not had enough time to be studied adequately in a pandemic where millions of lives have been lost and we do not have much to offer patients to reduce morbidity and mortality...

Ep 165 Getting Sued in Emergency Medicine – Practical Tips

How many civil actions against Emergency Physicians does CMPA handle and what have been the outcomes? What are the 4 aspects of medical negligence and the anatomy of a legal action against physicians in Canada? What are the 3 stages of civil action in a medicolegal law suit in Canada? How should you respond when you are served with a medicolegal action? How can you minimize the stress associated with getting sued? What is the role of expert evidence in medical negligence actions? What strategies can we use to lower the risk of getting sued for medical negligence based on CMPA data and ED chiefs' opinions...

EM Quick Hits 35 – 10 Best Papers of 2021, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Crashing Asthmatic, Febrile Neutropenia, Anaphylaxis update

In this months EM Quick Hits podcast: Ken Milne expertly walks us through the 10 biggest EM papers of 2021, Brit Long on a careful structured approach to Febrile Neutropenia to improve outcomes, Catherine Varner on how not to miss Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Joe Nemeth on Anaphylaxis update and Anand Swaminathan gives us his approach to the Crashing Asthmatic...

Select FOAMed EM Cases Summit Videos

A few select videos from EM Cases Summit 2021 have been made FOAMed and available here and on our youtube channel. The latest release is with Dr. Rob Simard who explains the failings of the ACLS protocol for PEA arrest, how PoCUS pulse checks can help us differentiate true PEA from pseudoPEA, and how to integrate this information and our PoCUS skills into the flow of our cardiac arrest management. Full access including full CME accreditation to all 3 days of procedural videos, talks, panel discussions and rants will be available until February 15th 2022 for 3 months of access at https://emcasessummit.com...

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