BCE 81 Tension Hydrothorax

Tension hydrothorax is a massive pleural effusion presenting with hemodynamic abnormalities secondary to mediastinal compression. Dr. Allan Shefrin tells his Best Case Ever of a child who presents in shock and discusses the causes of tension hydrothorax, indications for tube thoracostomy for hydrothorax and integration of POCUS into pediatric resuscitation.

EM Quick Hits 11 Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury, Physostigmine, TEE in Cardiac Arrest, Understanding Nystagmus, Subtle Inferior MI, Choicebo

In this EM Quick Hits podcast we have Emily Austin on physostigmine for anticholinergic toxidrome, Walter Himmel on understanding nystagmus to differentiate central vs peripheral causes of vertigo, Rob Devins on the role of transesophageal echocardiogram in cardiac arrest, Jesse MacLaren on nuances in inferior MI ECG changes and aVL, Andrew Petrosoniak on a practical approach to blunt cerebrovascular injury and Reuben Strayer on choicebo...

POCUS Cases 8 – LV Dysfunction

In this POCUS Cases video Dr. Rob Simard reviews the literature on accuracy of identifying LV dysfunction on POCUS by non-radiologists, the steps in assessing LV dysfunction, and cautions us when it comes to patients with chronic LV dysfunction...

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...

POCUS Cases 5 – Small Bowel Obstruction

In this POCUS Cases 5 - Small Bowel Obstruction, Dr. Simard explains the limitations of x-rays for small bowel obstruction, the three signs of small bowel obstruction on POCUS including the "keyboard sign", the most important literature on the topic and the limitations of using POCUS for the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction...

POCUS Cases 4 – Distal Radius Fracture Diagnosis and Reduction

In this month's POCUS Cases Dr. Rob Simard explains the role of POCUS in distal radius fracture diagnosis and reduction, how to troubleshoot finding the echogenic line that represents the shaft of the radius, and the limitations of using POCUS for distal radius fractures...

Rapid Reviews Videos on First Trimester Bleeding and Ectopic Pregnancy

While first trimester bleeding isn't a particularly challenging presenting complaint we do miss more ectopic pregnancies than we might think. In this series of Rapid Reviews Videos Dr. Nick Clarridge discusses important features of the history and physical in vaginal bleeding in early pregnancy, reviews types and treatment of spontaneous abortions, points out the salient features of molar pregnancies, discusses the value of risk factors and physical exam findings associated with ectopic pregnancy, talks about the myths of beta-HCG cut-offs, the role of ultrasound and ED treatment of ectopic pregnancy and much more...

BCE 68 Ectopic Pregnancy Pitfalls in Diagnosis

This month's EM Cases Best Case Ever podcast features Dr. Catherine Varner, Emergency Physician at Sinai Health System and researcher at Schwartz-Reisman Emergency Medicine Institute (SREMI) discussing the key pitfalls in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy and ruptured ectopic pregnancy. It turns out that we're missing the diagnosis more than we'd like to admit. Dr. Varner debunks much of the traditional teaching around ectopic pregnancy so that we can improve our diagnostic skills for this potentially life threatening diagnosis...

POCUS Cases Video Series has Launched!

The long wait has been well worth it. The EM Cases POCUS Cases Video Series has officially been launched! POCUS Cases is an original EM Cases video series led by Dr. Robert Simard, an Emergency Physician at North York General Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Rob always wished he had x-ray vision…but since he possesses no special powers…using Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is the next closest thing. He completed a POCUS fellowship at NOSM and teaches POCUS nationally and internationally. He is the creator POCUS Cases, an original EM cases screencast that provides POCUS clinical pearls in an engaging and fun way that will help you provide stellar care to your patients...

Episode 96 Beyond ACLS Cardiac Arrest – Live from EMU Conference 2017

This is the first ever video podcast on EM Cases with Jordan Chenkin from EMU Conference 2017 discussing how to optimize three aspects of cardiac arrest care: persistent ventricular fibrillation, optimizing pulse checks and PEA arrest, with code team videos contrasting the ACLS approach to an optimized approach...