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AI-Assisted Learning and Teaching

Life in the Fast Lane

Sheralyn Guilleminot and Mike Cadogan AI-Assisted Learning and Teaching AI-assisted learning and teaching is an often-overlooked use of artificial intelligence in medicine! Here are 4 ways to do it.

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ACEP says its OK to use topical anesthetics for simple corneal abrasions

First 10 EM

Long time readers will know that I generally dislike guidelines. Although there are exceptions, I think that guidelines are often more problematic than helpful. However, I know that many people work in places that have medicolegal structures that leave them feeling completely paralyzed, and unable to practice in the absence of a relevant guideline. The […] The post ACEP says its OK to use topical anesthetics for simple corneal abrasions appeared first on First10EM.

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Abortion Care in the Emergency Department

EM Ottawa

Abortion history in Canada is Complex. Countless hardships were overcome on the long journey to the legalization of medical induced abortion (IA). This blog post will focus on what you need to know as an acute care provider. Context: Unsafe abortions are the leading preventable causes of maternal death and morbidity (4.7-13.2% of maternal deaths). […] The post Abortion Care in the Emergency Department appeared first on EMOttawa Blog.

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Igniting Human Understanding: Cami Mitelman

NRC Health

You may not immediately see the connection between running ultramarathons in the mountains and leading a product innovation team, but to Jon Tanner, Product Leader, the parallels are obvious. Both involve setting ambitious goals, overcoming obstacles, and finding fulfillment in testing limits. The post Igniting Human Understanding: Cami Mitelman appeared first on NRC Health.

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Hello Again.

Maria Yang, MD

Hi. I feel some obligation to apologize for my lack of posting here over the past three months (!). Challenging Events happened in the last two months of 2023. Things settled down. (Let us not forget, though, that stability is an illusion.) Now that my adrenal glands aren’t squirting out large volumes of adrenaline, I’m starting again. Getting started is often the hardest part.

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Evolutionary Psychiatry Conference, August 5-6

The Evolution & Medicine Review

A pre-meeting on Evolutionary Psychiatry is planned for August 5-6, immediately preceding ISEMPH 2024 in Durham, UK. All with an interest in how evolutionary medicine can help to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental disorders are welcome.

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Rash Week! A painful postnatal pectoral

PEMBlog

Just look at the rash – then scroll down to reveal the diagnosis. That’s it. This is a baby with swollen, erythematous skin of the chest wall. It’s Neonatal Mastitis! This is a skin and soft tissue infection of the breast tissue in a newborn. The treatment is directed towards S. aureus and you should never squeeze or incise this tissue in the ED.

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Preventing and treating visual problems in children in the digital age

Emergency Live

The Importance of Vision Care in Children In today’s increasingly digital world, where electronic devices play an ever more predominant role in the lives of young people, it is crucial to consider the impact this has on children’s eye health. Spending a lot of time in front of bright screens indoors can put growing eyes […] The post Preventing and treating visual problems in children in the digital age appeared first on Emergency Live.

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2023 ATS vs ESICM Guidelines for ARDS: How They Differ

PulmCCM

Note: PulmCCM has no affiliation with ATS, ESICM, SCCM or any other professional society. Back in 2017, the American Thoracic Society, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine together issued a clinical practice guideline for the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). That consensus seems to have frayed over the intervening 7 years.

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Inside the Critical Emergency Response of London's Aerial Medics

Emergency Live

Inside the Critical Emergency Response of London’s Aerial Medics When seconds count in the realm of medical emergencies, the London Air Ambulance has become synonymous with rapid response and lifesaving care. Operating as a vital component of the city’s emergency infrastructure, this airborne medical service provides critical interventions from the skies above London.

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Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring in Critically Ill Adults?

RebelEM

Background: Patients with shock frequently present with hypotension. Many of these patients are started on vasopressor and inopressor medications to assist in efforts to normalize blood pressure to help improve organ perfusion. In shocky patients, arterial lines are often used to monitor hemodynamic parameters and inform treatment decisions. However, there is limited data on the benefit of invasive blood pressure monitoring over non-invasive blood pressure monitoring.

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PROPHY-VAP: Ceftriaxone to prevent early ventilator-associated pneumonia

The Bottom Line

In patients with severe brain injury who require mechanical ventilation, does an early, single dose of ceftriaxone compared with placebo reduce the incidence of early VAP?

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Innovation in Emergency Communications: The SAE 112 Odv Conference in Termoli, Italy.

Emergency Live

Exploring the Future of Crisis Response through the European Single Emergency Number 112 A National Relevance Event SAE 112 Odv, a Molise-based non-profit organization committed to emergency assistance, is organizing the conference ‘Perspectives on Emergency Communications and 112’ on February 10, 2024, in Termoli, at the Auditorium Cosib in Via Enzo Ferrari.

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