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ECG to Activation
Time is myocardium, and minimizing door-to-activation time improves outcomes in patients with acute coronary occlusion. There are a number of existing quality metrics used to help drive improvements in the time-based care of STEMI patients. Could a new quality metric help the decision making time of Emergency Physicians?
The Danger of the OMI
The paradigm of STEMI vs NSTEMI is one of the most well known in Emergency Medicine. Could a change in thinking shift this paradigm to OMI vs NOMI and result in a more complete identification of patients with significant morbidity and mortality?
How Good is a Post-ROSC EKG?
One of the first tests ordered for a patient with ROSC following cardiac arrest is an EKG. Many of these EKGs are profoundly abnormal. Current practice is to evaluate for STEMI and to activate the cardiac cath lab if one is found. But, the test characteristics (sensitivity and specificity) of post-ROSC EKGs are likely different than the test characteristics for patients presenting to the ED with complaints of chest pain/symptoms concerning for ACS. This meta-analysis looked to pull together the existing literature and determine those test characteristics for this critically ill patient population. Read the summary after the link and listen to the podcast to hear a breakdown of this study.
Droperidol for Agitation - Part 3
This is part 3 of 3 recapping our most recent journal club where we looked at the evidence for the safety and efficacy of droperidol for treating acute agitation in the ED. In this final episode, Dr. Christa Pulvino will share her summary of the DORM trial done by Isbister et al which looked at IM droperidol vs midazolam for violence and acute behavioral disturbance in the ED.
Droperidol for Agitation in the ED - Part 2
This is our second in a 3 part series looking at the evidence for the safety and efficacy of droperidol for acute agitation in the ED. In this episode, Dr. Shawn Hassani leads us in a discussion of an article by Taylor et al which was a randomized trial of droperidol vs droperidol + midazolam vs olanzapine.
Droperidol for Agitation - Part 1
This is part 1 of our 3 part series recapping our most recent journal club. In this podcast, Dr Jeff Hill leads a discussion of a paper by Calver et al which was a multicenter prospective trial looking at the safety and efficacy of droperidol for acutely agitated patients in the ED
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