Explain it: What is the sensitivity of CT scanning for subarachnoid hemorrhage when performed within 6 hours of headache onset?
TO HEAR THE PODCAST, CLICK THE PLAYER BELOW 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 alone [...]
Conventional wisdom suggests that suppositories should be placed apex (pointy end) first. After all, don’t torpedoes go pointy end first? What about arrows? And don’t forget the fencing sabre. It would seem that the rule of pointy end first is all around us. A universal constant. In Cairo, Egypt, 1991, the dogma was challenged. KH Abd-el-Maeboud et [...]
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 [...]