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

Sep 18, 2018

What happens when you have someone who is anticoagulated fall and have minor head trauma?  They are talking to you, they appear neurologically intact, and they feel like they can go home.  Do you let them or do you still encourage a CT scan of their head?  There is a recent paper that may change...


Sep 11, 2018

Firefighters are exposed to a number of dangers on a daily basis.  With this being the anniversary of 9/11, we want to dedicate this blog and podcast to all the victims from that day.  Most of us are already very familiar with issues that arise with firefighters such as PTSD and the impact on the body from long hours,...


Sep 4, 2018

At the request of listeners, we are covering some essential clinical topics such as deep neck infections including peritonsilar abscess (also known as "quinsy").  These are life-threatening conditions that require early recognition and intervention.  Since peritonsilar infections are not of deep visceral spaces, this is...


Aug 28, 2018

I​​ntraosseous (IO) devices are traditionally used in the initial stages of resuscitation when peripheral intravenous (IV) access is not readily obtainable.  This can happen for a variety of reasons such as edema, burns, obesity, or IV drug abuse among others.  Although ultrasound can be used to obtain peripheral or...


Aug 21, 2018

It has been 100 podcasts since the last time Jim DuCanto talked about his SALAD (Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy Airway Decontamination) technique.  Podcasts #8 and #9 were so long ago we wanted to have Jim back on to celebrate his achievements and talk more about the future of SALAD and other related...