Podcast 67 – Tranexamic Acid (TXA), Crash 2, & Pragmatism with Tim Coats

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One of the most exciting and underutilized therapies for trauma is tranexamic acid (txa).

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EMCrit Wee – More on C-Spine Imaging

EMCrit Wee – More on C-Spine Imaging

A response to a question on c-spine imaging

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Guest Post: More from Minh Le Cong on Needle Cricothyrotomy

Guest Post: More from Minh Le Cong on Needle Cricothyrotomy

Oxygenation with a needle cricothyrotomy based technique:

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EMCrit Wee: The Lewis Lead and a course in ECGs with Christopher Watford

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The Lewis Lead (S5) allows you detect atrial activity that cannot be discerned on the standard 12-lead

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Podcast 66 – …Until they are warm and dead: Severe Accidental Hypothermia

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It is winter and that means cardiac arrests coming in with extremely low body temperatures after environmental exposure. How do you treat these patients? How do you rewarm if you don’t have bypass?

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Podcast 65 – A Primer on BVM Ventilation with Reuben Strayer

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Today I want to talk about proper ventilation with a Bag-Valve-Mask, aka the BVM. I am joined by my friend Reuben Strayer, MD of EM Updates. You’ll see Reub’s talk from this year’s EMCrit ED Critical Care Conference and hear some of my thoughts as well.

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Podcast 64 – Fluid Responsiveness with Dr. Paul Marik

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Today I had the pleasure to interview Dr. Paul Marik, Professor and Division Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care at Eastern Virginia Medical Center. We got to speak on the topic of fluid responsiveness–one of the toughest questions in critical care.

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More on a Diagnostic Strategy for C-Spine Injuries

More on a Diagnostic Strategy for C-Spine Injuries

Podcast 63 set off some expected controversy given my take that plain films are a dead imaging modality for c-spine injuries. I wanted to briefly outline my impression of the existing evidence:

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Podcast 63 – A Pain in the Neck – Part I

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In this episode, I discuss the diagnosis of c-spine injuries. I argue that we should not send patients to imaging unless we have used the NEXUS rule and then added the Canadian C-spine Rule to the sequence. If we are imaging, it should be with a 3-view reconstructed CT scan. And even after that is done, you still need a clearance exam before removing the collar.

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EMCrit Podcast – Hard Six – My Picks from 2011

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My favorite discoveries in the medical blogosphere and podcast land

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