EMCrit Podcast 48 – PhD in EKGs Part II: Left Bundle Branch Block

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Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB) doesn't = STEMI! A few months ago, we had Dr. Stephen Smith on the podcast to discuss a variety of EKG issues. Dr. Smith has an EKG blog that is required reading for every ED and ICU doc. This is Part II and I think it discusses an incredibly important issue: right now major medical societies including the AHA and ACEP are asking us to … [Read more...]

EMCrit Podcast 47 – Failure to Plan for Failure: A Discussion of Airway Disasters

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Cliff Reid of Resus.Me fame put out an incredible post on NAP4, the audit done on all of the airway complications in Great Britain. It was such a phenomenal post that I got in touch with Cliff and asked if he wanted to come on the podcast to speak about it. He did me one better and got an interview with one of the authors of the Emergency and Critical Care Section. So in … [Read more...]

EMCrit Podcast 46 – Acid Base: Part III

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This is the 3rd part of a 4 part series on acid base. You should listen to Acid-Base Part I first where you will learn about the underlying chemisty of acid base. Part II then delves into the underpinnings of the mathematics of acid base. In part III, we will go through two actual problems and show how the EMCrit method plays out. Part IV delves into the acid-base of … [Read more...]