From the SMACC 2013 conference – Scott Weingart discusses intubating the shocked patient. Hypotension, titration of induction agents, planning ahead, and an interesting new metaphor to describe propofol…
Click HERE for audio (right click to open it in a new tab), accompanying slides are below. Enjoy!
Recently I was lucky enough to attend the UCSF ‘High Risk Emergency Medicine 2013‘ Conference in San Francisco.
One of many highlights was hearing Michelle Lin (Associate Professor of EM, UCSF; and creator of Academic Life in Emergency Medicine) deliver a presentation on back pain.
Back pain is a common ED complaint with a differential diagnosis ranging from benign to life-threatening.
Below is a pdf version of the presentation (NOT hosted on this site). It consists of a superb emergency medicine focused history-examination-investigation review of back pain in the ED, including pearls and pitfalls.
- plain film poorly differentiates wedge from burst fractures – between 14 and 22% of burst fractures look like wedges on plain film
- the classic triad of back pain/fever/neurological deficits occurs in only 13% of patients with spinal epidural abscess, and between 75 and 89% of patients have a delayed diagnosis
Read the rest below!
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From our colleagues across the Tasman at The Sonocave, HERE is a video tutorial about the RUQ view of the FAST scan. It covers image acquisition, exploration of the entirety of Morrison’s pouch, and interpretation of image findings. note the audio is quiet, so crank the volume up…
free fluid in Morrison’s Pouch