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Emergency medicine : you’re doing it wrong!

Emergency Medicine: You’re Doing It Wrong Julian (@EMedic6) Brings you down to reality…. REMEMBER We are in AFRICA Entering the era of #MacDonaldsMedicine are we still doing things the right way or have we not not been able to keep up with the needs of our patients. Can we expect the lay-person to understand what…

via #badEM16 – Julian Fleming – Emergency Medicine: You’re Doing It Wrong — #badEM

Hot water immersion v icepacks for treating C fleckeri stings: a randomised controlled trial

Emergency medicine in Malawi

Post by Mulinda Nyirenda and Jo Park-Ross This podcast is an interview with Dr Mulinda Nyirenda and details the current state of Emergency Medicine and pre-hospital services in Malawi, as well as the way forward and Mulinda’s hopes for the future of Malawian EM. I must admit a more than slight bias on the topic of Malawi…

via Emergency Medicine in Malawi — #badEM

Chemical restraint should not be lethal injection

Do patients do better with female docs?

Ketamine as a first-line treatment for severely agitated ED patients

An introduction to mechanical ventilation of the critically ill child

Shocking Allegations by ACEM Candidates

You dont take plastic?

Tribute to Dr Chris Cresswell

IV olanzapine sedation update

The potential role for IV olanzapine was examined in a post last year. The following conclusions were reached: IV olanzapine appears to be safe. IV olanzapine has equal potency compared to IV droperidol and about twice the potency of IV haloperidol. Olanzapine doesn’t affect QT interval or cause torsade de pointes. Two articles were just…

via PulmCrit- Sedation update: IV olanzapine & combo vs. monotherapy — EMCrit

NSTEMIs that need the cath lab now

Episode 13: The Ventilator — phemcast

Ventilation – a dark art. Difficult to be a master, easy to be average (or terrible)! This is “part 1”, which includes some of the basic (and not very basic) concepts behind ventilation. We recorded over 60 minutes of excellent content with George – we will post more below as soon as it is edited. […]

via Episode 13: The Ventilator — phemcast

Practical Emergency Airway Management Cadaveric Airway Course



Course Director – Dr Richard M. Levitan, MD, FACEP, FAAEM Dr. Richard Levitan an emergency physician, researcher, inventor of the Airway Cam direct laryngoscopy video system and the Levitan FPS optical stylet, and is an internationally recognized expert in the area of emergency airway management. Dr. Levitan has been published widely in leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of emergency medicine and related specialties, and has given over 350 invited lectures on airway management around the world.

Course Description: This 2 day cadaveric workshop teaches practical, effective skills and strategies for adult and paediatric intubation that promote patient safety and increase provider confidence. The course combines an enormous amount of airway imaging with cadavers that have been specially prepared to have normal tissue turgor (not embalmed). The net effect is truly unique, visual, and hands-on, real tissue experience.

Topics will include:  Direct Laryngoscopy  Video Laryngoscopy  Fiberoptic Intubation  Nasotracheal Intubation  Paediatric Intubation  Surgical Airways  Rescue Ventilation Devices such as the Laryngeal Mask Airway

Assisting Faculty : Dr Andrew Brainard of TheSharpEnd and Dr Minh Le Cong of The PHARM (this website!)


Bayes 2016: A Diagnostic Odyssey — Intensive Care Network

The modern application of Bayes’ theorem in Emergency Medicine The post Bayes 2016: A Diagnostic Odyssey appeared first on Intensive Care Network.

via Bayes 2016: A Diagnostic Odyssey — Intensive Care Network