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69: 2020 Synopsis


2020 was a crazy year. This month Zack goes through the biggest ECMO lessons learned in 2020. 2020 was a crazy year. 2020 was a crazy year. This month Zack goes through the biggest ECMO lessons learned in 2020. This is a short concise run through of ECPR, ECMO for COVID, Imaging, and Aortic Dissection.

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ECG Blog #406 — To Do Additional Leads?

Ken Grauer, MD

For more on this subject — SEE the September 3, 2020 post in Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog with 20-minute video talk by Dr. Meyers on The O MI M anifesto. See My Comment at the bottom of the page in the October 14, 2020 post on Dr. Smith's ECG Blog.


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Reflections on 2020 COVID Pandemic – EM Physicians Words of Wisdom

Emergency Medicine Cases

It goes without saying that 2020 presented many challenges for the worldwide EM community. As we enter 2021 I thought it important to reflect on what we did well in 2020, what made us proud to be EM docs, so that we keep this perspective and keep on growing as a community going forward. And this is what they said….

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ECG Blog #432 — "Should I Shock this Patient?"

Ken Grauer, MD

The November 10, 2020 post — for PTA. The October 17, 2020 post — for a 70-year old woman with " Artifactual VT ". The April 6, 2023 post — excessive baseline artifact misdiagnosed as AFib ( instead of sinus rhythm with AV Wenckebach — as in Figure-4 in this post ). The March 17, 2023 post — for PTA.

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ECG Blog #396 — Why the Flat Line?

Ken Grauer, MD

The February 11, 2020 post ( LA-RA reversal ). The March 18, 2020 post ( LA-RA reversal ). The July 28, 2020 post ( RA-LL reversal ). The August 28, 2020 post ( LA-LL reversal ). The November 19, 2020 post ( LA-LL reversal ). The July 29, 2018 post ( LA-RA reversal ). The November 27, 2021 post ( LA-RA reversal ).

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Association between the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes and bystander resuscitation efforts for working-age individuals in Japan: a nationwide observational and epidemiological analysis

Emergency Medicine Journal

We aimed to determine the association between the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and OHCA outcomes and bystander resuscitation efforts among the working-age population. We compared characteristics and outcome differences of the arrests between three prepandemic years (2017–2019) and the pandemic year 2020. PAD use decreased from 4.0%

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Adult and Pediatric BLS & ALS | Best Articles of 2020 | No Troponin HEART Score


It’s the JournalFeed Podcast for the week of Dec 28, 2020 to Jan 1, 2021. We cover adult and pediatric basic and advanced life support, the best articles of 2020, and dropping troponin from the HEAR[T] score.