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TOTAL EM - Tools Of the Trade and Academic Learning in Emergency Medicine

Apr 17, 2018

Our guest, Eric Steffel, is a paramedic that reached out wanting to discuss active exhalation.  It goes by many other names including "external chest compressions" or "lateral chest compressions" as some sources have indicated.  We decided not to use the term "compression" though because this can quickly lead to someone...


Apr 10, 2018

‚ÄčThere is also some source of news out there that is contributing to misinformation.  As we have talked about before, misinformation is a daily presence but usually we can quickly fact check a source.  Most of these are from sources where the credibility is already questionable.  However, what happens when a major...


Apr 3, 2018

We have Tyler Christifulli from FOAMfrat back on to discuss two acronyms (we each developed one) for post-intubation agitation and sedation.  We also talk about the utility of acronyms in general.  As a fair warning, there is some explicit language in the podcast itself.  However, this is not only a great post but is...


Mar 27, 2018

Building off of our last post with Harrison Reed talking about communication, we are moving to a very similar and related topic this time talking about cognitive stop points with paramedic Tyler Christifulli.  He also has his own blog and podcast called FOAMfrat and one we have actually featured on our website.  Our...


Mar 20, 2018

Critical care PA Harrison Reed joins us to discuss communication in critical care resuscitation by breaking it down into phases along with talking about the pearls and pitfalls when it comes to these challenging situations.