Video demonstrations of how to place several different types of chest tubes. Techniques: standard tube, pigtail, Seldinger technique.
Thinking about intubating? Don’t forget to preoxygenate. Fill your toolbelt with apneic oxygenation, NIVPPV, and high flow facemask oxygen.
Managing a patient in cardiac arrest has changed a lot in the past decade. In this episode we review end tidal CO2, induced hypothermia, and much more.
Neil Cunningham has revolutionized how we manage shoulder dislocations. His technique uses anatomic positioning and focused muscle relaxation to atraumatically reduce the joint, oftentimes without sedation.
It’s deeply rooted medical dogma that spinal tap needs to follow a negative CT when evaluating patients for subarachnoid hemorrhage. New literature has come out to challenge that idea. We talk with Scott Weingart of emcrit.org and Ryan Radecki of Emergency Medicine Literature of Note about a 2011 BMJ paper that looks at the sensitivity of computed tomography when performed within 6 hours of headache onset.
Distal Radial Fractures are one of the most common fractures we see in the ED, but how important is it to get a perfect reduction? Is it even worthwhile to try?
We talk with colorectal surgeon Megan Cavanaugh about the ins and outs of managing perianal abscesses in the ED.
ERCAST I love pus If you are an EM:RAP listener, this is the video I talked about in the November episode on abscess management and examine a new technique for draining a cutaneous abscess I am a huge fan of this procedure and use it on most abscesses that I would have otherwise packed. Why …
An interview with ED Critical Care 7th degree black belt Scott Weingart, MD from emcrit.org about awake and delayed sequence intubation in the emergency department.
ERCAST 003 How should we manage the ‘acute stroke‘ beyond the 3 hour window? A discussion of the history of thrombolytics in acute stroke, current literature and an interview with Providence Stroke Center director Dr. Ted Lowenkopf References: ERCAST 003: Stroke management beyond 3 hours [Audio link mp3] ERCAST on iTunes