Surgical Intensive Care Unit Orientation


EM Residents should rotate in a SICU. If your program doesn't send you through, it probably is worth an elective and a major trauma center. My friend, Rich Savel, has created a couple of videos to orient his rotators to the unit. I think they would be valuable for any resuscitation resident. Additional Resources for SICU Education coming soon... … [Read more...]

Which Pacemaker/ICD is that Again


I dread calling cardiology to interrogate a pacemaker when the pt is without their wallet card and has nary a clue as to the device type/manufacturer. Now there is a solution courtesy of the EM REMS blog:   Jacob S et al.  Cardiac Rhythm Device Identification Algorithm Using X-Rays: CaRDIA-X.  Heart Rhythm 2011; 8(6): 915-922.   Christopher Watford … [Read more...]