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

Sep 22, 2020

Sam Ireland from FOAMfrat invited me on to their podcast to talk more about PAs in EMS.  This was a fantastic conversational piece that is well worth listening to in order to learn more about what it means to have PAs in EMS and the potential future of such as role.


Sep 15, 2020

There are many people who are still uncertain how point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can benefit them in their practice.  This podcast will give you five examples of how POCUS can significantly change your patient care (in a very positive way) and  what you can start doing to to improve your patient care by...


Sep 8, 2020

On our last blog and podcast, part of the ATLS series, we covered shock.  In that last post, it was briefly mentioned how vasopressin could be used in hemorrhagic shock.  We want to build on that discussion today with a more detailed review on using vasopressin (and other vasopressors) in such a situation.


Sep 1, 2020

Shock, especially in trauma, is an absolute killer.  Defined as an abnormality of the circulatory system that results in inadequate organ perfusion and tissue oxygenation, shock must be recognized and treated accordingly.  Here to help us with this discussion is Mike Sharma.


Aug 25, 2020

Scaphoid fractures are often missed but important fractures due to their potential complications including non-union, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, and potential for avascular necrosis (AVN).  These complications can even lead to lawsuits which further emphasizes the need to identify and properly treat these fractures...