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

Nov 13, 2018

It is that time of year.  It is cold and croup is in the air.  There is a spectrum of patients that present ranging from the mild to the life threatening.  We discuss how to manage these patients.


Nov 6, 2018

Now that our month of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is over, it is time to talk about other clinically relevant topics.  Michelle Perkins is back again this time to help us cover tickborne illnesses in the United States.


Oct 30, 2018

We wrap up our month of discussing point of care ultrasound (POCUS) papers by having our guest Michelle Perkins.  Over the last couple of years a flurry of evidence has come out regarding abscess management.  Now, POCUS is taking center stage in a recent paper.  Here to help us discuss it is one of our favorite guests,...


Oct 23, 2018

There are many ways to confirm successful intubation.  Some are better than others, but they all have limitations.  One newer approach is the use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) to provide real-time confirmation of tube placement.  We will talk about how to do this exam and its evidence in this blog...


Oct 16, 2018

Although point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is a valuable tool, there are times that a formal radiology performed ultrasound is needed.  We continue our October POCUS month marathon with a discussion on this topic and how we can improve success for our radiology colleagues.  Mainly, we want patient's to have a properly...