What do lung nodules have to do with emergency medicine? Weʼd like to see ourselves as full time resuscitationists and while thatʼs one of our master skills, much of our job involves taking care of non-critical patients and, even more so, having conversations with patients and their families. But arenʼt pulmonary nodules someone elseʼs problem, […]
Bath salts (not the kind you put in the tub) and synthetic marijuana – agitated delirium, kidney failure, and death. The new drugs of abuse come with a high cost. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Bath_Salts_Podcast.output.mp3 Direct Download Leon Gussow from The Poison Review blog joins ERcast to give the low down on Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana. Links The […]
Video demonstrations of how to place several different types of chest tubes. Techniques: standard tube, pigtail, Seldinger technique.
How useful is a Utox in clinical management? Not very. But you don’t need an article to tell you that. Sure, there’s always the case where you made a tough diagnosis on a patient with unexplained tachycardia or altered mental status by getting a Utox. But most of the time, it gets ordered pro forma. […]
Reversing Anticoagulation – A How to Guide (adapted from podcast interview with Tom Deloughery)
TO HEAR THE PODCAST, CLICK THE PLAYER BELOW [audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Constipation_Manifesto_Podcast_.mp3] Direct Download Podcast Scenario 1 Patient is on narcotics and you want to prevent constipation Choice 1. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) 17g/1 glass per day. Up to 3 doses daily if needed Choice 2. PEG + fecal inotrope/stimulant. Senna first choice Choice 3. Docusate + Senna Docusate […]