We are a FOAMED project devoted to providing TOTAL care everywhere. This is done by sharing the Tools Of the Trade and Academic Learning in Emergency Medicine (TOTAL EM). We believe in education for emergency medicine professionals and the public.
Podcast #219 - Volume Resuscitation: It's All About the Flow!
In resuscitation situations, such as trauma and sepsis, it is important to appropriately replace the patient's lost volume and be able to give medications in a quick and successful manner. However, what is the best way to accomplish this and why?
Podcast #218 - FOAMfrat Crossover: The Future of PAs in EMS
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.
Podcast #217 - Hocus POCUS - How Ultrasound Can Save the Day
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 using POCUS.
Podcast #216 - Vasopressin in Trauma?
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.
Podcast #215 - ATLS Episode 3: Shock in Trauma (Chapter 3)
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.
Podcast #214 - Top 5 Pearls for Scaphoid Fractures
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 whenever possible.