Just a quick post to say that I’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus on the podcast but it’s not dead! I promise! Look for a new podcast on or around December 1st- it’s going to be epic!
My current alibi- I started an online Masters in Medical Education in September and it has taken a lot of the time that I used to have available to produce the podcast. I am currently taking two classes now which will drop to one next month for the rest of the year so I will hopefully have some more time in a few weeks.
All of this to say- if you or someone you know can make a good episode for the EM Basic Project please consider doing so! This will help me publish new content when things get busy for me. Alternatively, you could email someone high up in the Army and tell them to give me a job with protected time to make podcasts (just joking…seriously- please don’t start emailing high ranking Army officials…)
Have a great week
This is the premiere of the first contribution to the EM Basic Project. Dr. Brian Cohn from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri is on the podcast today talking about mono-articular arthritis. He reviews the common physical exam findings, the appropriate lab work and medications, how to avoid common pitfalls in this diagnosis, some evidence based medicine pearls and even some relevant medical trivia. Dr. Cohn is one of the authors of the EMJ club podcast which reviews common EM topics in a journal club style format.
This episode is unlike anything I have ever done with EM Basic. I had a case recently of a super sick patient who required a big resuscitation. Fortunately, the patient did great and was gracious enough to give me her permission to share her case so that others can learn. In this episode, we’ll go over what happened with this patient step by step and I’ll review some valuable teaching points on how to get things done in the resuscitation bay and how to think about treating critically ill patients.
After I posted the EM Basic project post, it occurred to me that for some people, doing an audio podcast right off the bat may not be the most appealing thing in the world. After all- you have to spend time and money setting up audio equipment and after all of that- what if you can’t stand the sound of your own voice!?!?
No worries- you can also submit scripts (with show notes) to EM Basic and I will record them for you. While I fully encourage you to take the plunge into podcasting, I realize that may be too much for some. Even providing a script will help me immensely with producing more content for the podcast since it is what takes the most time. You will ALWAYS get credit for your work on the website and on the podcast but this could be an easy first step into the world of creating your own FOAM.
If you’re interested, head over the the “Submit a Script or Podcast to EM Basic”, download the submission guidelines and the distribution agreement, email me if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let’s get started.
If you are a senior resident or attending in emergency medicine- this is your chance to contribute to the podcast. I will be accepting quality submissions for the podcast with help every step of the way.
Don’t want to commit to buying audio equipment? Don’t like the sound of your own voice? No worries! I will accept both scripts for episodes and full length audio podcasts. No matter what, you will ALWAYS get credit for your work on the website and in the podcast.
I’m also looking for a webmaster to help spruce up the blog page on a temporary or continuous basis.
In addition- if you have an idea for a blog or a podcast or don’t even know where to start, email me and I can help. Email me at email@example.com.
If you want to contribute to the podcast- download the podcast guidelines and distribution agreement. The guidelines will spell out everything you need to do to create and episode. The distribution agreement spells out that you will always keep the copyright to any materials that you publish here.
Still interested? Head over to Contribute to EM Basic to check out possible topics
Here are the show notes for Anaphylaxis Part 1- Diagnosis and Treatment
In this episode, we’ll talk about how to manage the airway in patients with anaphylaxis or any other upper airway obstruction. These can be some of the most difficult airways to manage and we can run into trouble if we don’t have a good plan ahead of time. Some of this is a little “advanced” and “cutting edge” but it’s important to have as many tools in your arsenal when dealing with these critical airways. We’ll review other options besides RSI to include awake intubation, delayed sequence intubation (DSI), and the awake cric.
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Anaphylaxis is a potentially deadly diagnosis that requires quick action. In this episode, we will discuss the diagnosis and management of the entire spectrum of allergic reactions from mild cutaneous reactions to life threatening anaphylaxis. This is the first episode in a 2 part series. Part 2 will discuss airway management in anaphylaxis and other upper airway obstructions situations.
Today’s Essential Evidence Episode discusses the paper that derived and validated the PE Rule-out Criteria or PERC rule. This is a clinical decision aid that we can use to reliably exclude pulmonary embolism in emergency department patients without any further testing. We’ll talk about some background on diagnosing PE in the ED, the study design, how to use the PERC rule in your everyday practice, and some clinical pearls as well.
Links to studies mentioned in the podcast
Other podcasts on PE (not an exhaustive list!)
We encounter seizure disorders frequently in the ED. In this episode, we’ll review all the important points about seizures including the confusing and difficult topic of pseudosezures. We’ll also go in depth on the ED treatment of seizures and status epilepticus.
Links mentioned in the podcast