FOAMcast - Emergency Medicine Core Content

FOAMcast is bringing you pearls from conferences we attend and, first up, the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting, ACEP14.  

Today's Pearls:

HIV patients are at risk for ACS and thrombotic complications

Resuscitation pearls from Weingart:  Don't trust "normal" vital signs, ACLS is not for emergency physicians, REBOA and ECMO are coming

Palliative care in the Emergendy Department - important and often not well done

ACEP has 5 more "Chosing Wisely" Pearls

For updates, follow #ACEP14

 

Thanks for listening, y'all!

Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcastini_ACEP14_Tuesday_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

FOAMcast is bringing you pearls from conferences we attend and, first up, the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting, ACEP14.  

Today's Pearls:

Emergency Physicians are like economists (We're more probalisticians than diagnosticians).

Cardiology pearls from Dr. Slovis - TTM to 36 Celsius post-arrest should be standard. Many people probably could benefit from caths after arrest, we're not sure exactly who at this point.

Patients returning from West Africa with fever probably have a regular virus, maybe malaria, but probably not ebola.

There's really not much use for glucagon in calcium channel blocker toxicity. Think supportive care, insulin-dextrose.

ETCO2 - it doesn't equal PaCO2 and it depends on cardiac output and alveolar ventilation  

For updates, follow #ACEP14

 

Thanks for listening, y'all!

Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcastini_ACEP14_Monday_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:59pm EDT

FOAMcast is bringing you pearls from conferences we attend and, first up, the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting, ACEP14.  However, Jeremy and I both worked overnights so we got into town a little late.  Our friends and ACEP luminaries, Drs. Justin Hensley, Howie Mell, and Todd Slesinger.

For updates, follow #ACEP14

 

Thanks for listening, y'all!

Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcastini_ACEP14_Sunday_Day_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT

This week we review Dr. Scott Weingart's EMcrit episode, The First Prehospital REBOA

Then, we delve into core content pearls on the spleen using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide).  We cover splenic trauma and lacerations, post-splenectomy sepsis, and splenic sequestration.

Key Texts: Rosen's Chapter 46, 134 and Tintinalli Chapter 260.

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_17a._Reboa_and_SPLEEN_fix.mp3
Category:trauma, spleen -- posted at: 10:06am EDT

This week we review Dr. Rob Orman's ERCast episode, Is it really a sinus headache?

Then, we delve into core content headache pearls with an ophthalmology bent using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide).  We cover temporal arteritis, acute angle closure glaucoma, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch 159; Rosen's (8e) Ch 20, 103

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_16._ERCAST_and_Headaches.mp3
Category:neurology -- posted at: 3:56pm EDT

In this tiny episode, Jeremy gives his bottom line pearls for FOAMcast episodes 4-14.  You know, because spaced repetition is a good thing.  We've got anaphylaxis, heart failure, ebola, acid-base, and more.

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcastini_3._Episode_4_to_14_Pearls.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

This week we review a post by Brent Reed on Academic Life in EM, covering pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation.  

Then, we delve into core content Emergency Medicine cardiology using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide).  We cover atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and, everyone's favorite, multifocal atrial tachycardia.

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch ; Rosen's (8e) Ch 

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_15._Afib_flutter_MAT_.mp3
Category:cardiology -- posted at: 3:22am EDT

This week we review EM in 5's episode on the hand neuro exam.

Then, we delve into core content hand pearls including flexor tenosynovitis, extensor tendon injuries, amputations, and more using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide).

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch 280, 295; Rosen's (8e) Ch 50

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_14._Hand_neuro_revised.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16am EDT

This week we review Right Axis Deviation from Dr. Amal Mattu's ECG Video of the Week - Why You Should Care When Things are Totally RAD as well as EMCrit Episode 98 on TCA Overdose treatment

Then, we delve into core content toxicology pearls regarding tricyclic antidepressants and sodium channel blockade using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide) in addition to Goldfrank's Toxicology

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch 171; Rosen's (8e) Ch 151 Goldfrank Ch 73 

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_13_RAD_and_TCA_overdose.mp3
Category:toxicology -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This week we review Dr. Salim Rezaie's REBEL Cast Episode 1 on Biphasic Anaphylaxis

Then, we delve into core content allergy/immunology pearls on Anaphylaxis and Angioedema using Rosenalli (Rosen's Emergency Medicine and Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Review Guide)

Key Texts: Tintinalli (7e): Ch 27; Rosen's (8e) Ch 119

As always, visit foamcast.org for show notes and the generously donated Rosh Review questions.

Thanks y'all!

-Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

Direct download: FOAMcast_Episode_12_anaphylaxis.mp3
Category:allergy -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT