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PTM Journal Club: Blood Product and ACE-CPR use Prehospital

EM Ottawa

In this Prehospital Journal Club Recap, let us take a deep dive into the use of blood products, as well as the adjunct use of automated controlled elevation in CPR. Resuscitation with blood products in patients with trauma-related hemorrhagic shock receiving prehospital care (RePHILL): a multicentre, open-label, randomized, controlled, phase 3 trial Background The use […] The post PTM Journal Club: Blood Product and ACE-CPR use Prehospital appeared first on EMOttawa Blog.

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Is OMI an ECG Diagnosis?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Jesse McLaren A 70 year old with prior MIs and stents to LAD and RCA presented to the emergency department with 2 weeks of increasing exertional chest pain radiating to the left arm, associated with nausea. The pain recurred at rest 90 minutes prior to presentation, felt like the patient’s prior MIs, and was not relieved by 6 sprays of nitro.

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PTM Journal Club: BVM Ventilation and Refractory Shock in Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

EM Ottawa

In this edition of PTM Journal Club explore the impact of bag-valve-mask ventilation as well as the use of lidocaine and/or amiodarone on the survivability of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Bag-Valve-Mask Ventilation and Survival From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Multicenter Study Background and Objectives Around 60,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur in Canada each year, which […] The post PTM Journal Club: BVM Ventilation and Refractory Shock in Out-Of-Hospital Card

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Video beats direct laryngoscopy for intubation--even for experts

PulmCCM

Video laryngoscopy was introduced in 2001 as a technique for orotracheal intubation. Although an increasing share of intubations have been performed using video laryngoscopy, and it’s recommended for difficult airways, uncertainty has remained as to whether video was superior than conventional direct laryngoscopy for average risk intubations. In the relatively few studies comparing video to direct laryngoscopy, intubations were usually performed by inexperienced trainees, and sample sizes

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Medical Malpractice Insights: A Tale of 2 Injection Injuries

EMDocs

Here’s another case from Medical Malpractice Insights – Learning from Lawsuits , a monthly email newsletter for ED physicians. The goal of MMI-LFL is to improve patient safety, educate physicians and reduce the cost and stress of medical malpractice lawsuits. To opt in to the free subscriber list, click here. Stories of med mal lawsuits can save lives.

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Capri becomes a cardioprotected island

Emergency Live

Being prepared to deal with cardiac arrests is vital for any area. Thanks to the initiative of the Municipality, Capri is becoming a safe area in this regard A way to make citizens and tourists feel safer With the installation of over 20 modern defibrillators and the organization of training events, the island proves to […] The post Capri becomes a cardioprotected island appeared first on Emergency Live.

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EMCrit 373 – Mike Weinstock with another Critical Care Bounceback: “Asymptomatic Hypertension”

EMCrit

A critical care bounce back case with Mike Weinstock EMCrit Project by Scott Weingart, MD FCCM.

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Top 10 AI courses for clinicians

Life in the Fast Lane

Sunayana Samantaray and Mike Cadogan Top 10 AI courses for clinicians AI is revolutionising healthcare! Here are artificial intelligence courses for doctors to help you acquire the skills you need to keep up!

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Tragedy during a Ryanair flight: man dies on board

Emergency Live

What should have been a routine journey turned into a nightmare for a family eagerly awaiting the arrival of their child: a man suffers a sudden and fatal illness during a commercial flight The day seemed to start like any other flight: Giuseppe Stilo, 33, and his pregnant wife were on their way back to […] The post Tragedy during a Ryanair flight: man dies on board appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Chris DuFresne joins NRC Health, bringing a fusion of healthcare insight and consumer expertise to Customer Strategy role

NRC Health

NRC Health is pleased to welcome Chris DuFresne to the team as Vice President of Customer Strategy. The post Chris DuFresne joins NRC Health, bringing a fusion of healthcare insight and consumer expertise to Customer Strategy role appeared first on NRC Health.

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Organ transplant saves twins with rare disease

Emergency Live

A transplant that is incredible and opens new avenues for both research and patients with rare diseases Two 16-year-old twin boys have been given a new lease on life thanks to the generosity of a donor family and the medical expertise of the Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome. Both were suffering from methylmalonic acidemia, a […] The post Organ transplant saves twins with rare disease appeared first on Emergency Live.

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PTM Journal Club: ROSC following Resuscitative Thoracotomy & Tibial IO’s in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

EM Ottawa

Join us in our latest Pre-Hospital and Transport Medicine Journal Club, where we take a look at the most recent and relevant literature pertaining to the use of IOs in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, as well as the impact that pre-hospital intubation has with regards to ROSC success post resuscitative thoracotomy in individuals afflicted by out-of-hospital […] The post PTM Journal Club: ROSC following Resuscitative Thoracotomy & Tibial IO’s in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest appe

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Ensuring Confidentiality in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Ensuring Confidentiality in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Training educates healthcare providers on the foundational legal principles underpinning confidentiality in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Furthermore, SUD is a treatable mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior, leading to their inability to control their use of substances like legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications.

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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 358

Life in the Fast Lane

Mark Corden and Neil Long Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 358 Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 358 - Just when you thought your brain could unwind, enter the medical trivia of FFFF.

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OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Training

American Medical Compliance

The following OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Training educates healthcare providers (HCP) on how to protect themselves and others from bloodborne pathogen exposure and the regulations designed to protect occupationally exposed workers. Additionally, this course is an essential component for occupational safety for workers across various sectors who may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) in their workplace.

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Tragedy during an airliner flight: man dies on board

Emergency Live

What should have been a routine journey turned into a nightmare for a family eagerly awaiting the arrival of their child: a man suffers a sudden and fatal illness during a commercial flight The day seemed to start like any other flight: Giuseppe Stilo, 33, and his pregnant wife were on their way back to […] The post Tragedy during an airliner flight: man dies on board appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Discussing Dementia Diagnosis Training

American Medical Compliance

The following Discussing Dementia Diagnosis Training is designed to educate healthcare providers (HCP) on how to provide a dementia diagnosis. As our population ages, the incidence of dementia is on the rise, making it more important than ever for healthcare professionals to be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to recognize and diagnose this complex condition.

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Living near green spaces reduces the risk of dementia

Emergency Live

Living near parks and green areas can decrease the risk of developing dementia. Conversely, residing in areas with high crime rates may contribute to faster cognitive decline. This is what emerges from a study by Monash University in Melbourne Neighborhood Impact on Mental Health The recent research conducted by Monash University in Melbourne has highlighted […] The post Living near green spaces reduces the risk of dementia appeared first on Emergency Live.

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Masking in 2024: A Response

Sensible Medicine

Yesterday, we published a piece by Catherine Sarkisian about her experience with, and reaction to, masking during a recent stint on an inpatient service. It would be an understatement to say that the piece stimulated a lot of discussion — in its first 12 hours, there were 186 comments on Sensible Medicine and my tweet about the article had been viewed 16,000 times.

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Sleep: A Fundamental Pillar of Health

Emergency Live

A study reveals the deep implications of sleep on human health Sleep is not just a period of passive rest, but a vital process that profoundly influences both physical and mental well-being. Cutting-edge research highlights the crucial importance of quality sleep and the significant risks associated with sleep deprivation or poor sleep quality. Disturbing Sleep: […] The post Sleep: A Fundamental Pillar of Health appeared first on Emergency Live.