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

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    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

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 #239 - Book Review: The Resuscitation Crisis Manual (RCM)

    Podcast #239 - Book Review: The Resuscitation Crisis Manual (RCM)

    There are countless guides and references that can be used in emergency medicine.  However, some books prove to be better resources than others and it is vital to identify them.  In this post, we review one of the books you should seriously consider having if you work in emergency medicine.

    • 8 min
    Podcast #238 - AHA 2020 Updates for BLS, ACLS, and PALS

    Podcast #238 - AHA 2020 Updates for BLS, ACLS, and PALS

    Last year, the American Heart Association (AHA) provided updates to their basic life support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) programs.  Mike Sharma is helping again by reviewing some of the key updates and changes to guidelines.  We also provide some additional feedback and information to consider with these new guidelines.

    • 53 min
    Podcast #237 - Celebrating Women in Medicine

    Podcast #237 - Celebrating Women in Medicine

    March is Women's History Month and we wanted to celebrate some of the accomplishments of women in medicine.  While there are countless women that could be mentioned, we wanted to focus on a few that have been seen as pioneers in medicine.

    • 6 min
    Podcast #236 - Understanding Wells' Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism and the PERC Rule

    Podcast #236 - Understanding Wells' Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism and the PERC Rule

    Recently there was commentary in a forum that suggested the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria (PERC Rule) was essentially useless for detecting a pulmonary embolism (PE).  It started with an anecdote, which is a logical fallacy (post hoc ergo propter hoc) and went wild from there.  This led to the realization that many still do not understand how to use the Wells' Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism (referred to from here simply as the Wells' Criteria) and the PERC Rule.

    • 10 min
    Podcast #235 - ATLS Episode 7: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma (Chapter 7)

    Podcast #235 - ATLS Episode 7: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma (Chapter 7)

    Injuries to the spine can occur both in blunt and penetrating trauma.  They can also be with or without neurological deficits.  For this reason, they should be considered in all patients with multiple injuries.  In this podcast, Chip Lange and Mike Sharma review the pearls and pitfalls of this disease process.

    • 56 min
    • video
    Podcast #234 - Pediatric Lung Exam Demonstration with EMS

    Podcast #234 - Pediatric Lung Exam Demonstration with EMS

    We are able to provide a sneak peak at some updated content with Practical POCUS.  Over the last few months, Practical POCUS has been working to improve its content with the plan to help further promote point of care ultrasound (POCUS) to a broader audience.  One audience in particular is with EMS.  This 10 minute video is an excerpt from the updated course worth 24 hours of CME.  Make sure  to check out PracticalPOCUS.com to learn more.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Cowboy Spike 40 ,

Variety of EM Topics

Great variety and always engaging. The guest posts and themed series have been great.

NCFirePolice ,

Great content without an uptight presentation

Chip does a great job keeping the shows informative and focused. He also does well on being a “real” person and does not act like a robot.

Dave H T ,

Not prepared

As a PA run podcast I am disappointed in this offering. I listen to the G/C episode this AM on my way to work and I was amazed at how unprepared it presented. The questions presented were poorly answered and focused more on anecdotal medicine for some aspect vs pulling the specific EBM for support.

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