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SGEM Xtra: Judith Tintinalli – Legend of Emergency Medicine

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Judith Tintinalli Date: July 24th, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Judith Tintinalli is an emergency physician in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, which is affiliated with University of North Carolina. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and wrote the book on emergency medicine (Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine).   Legends of Emergency Medicine: This is the fifth episode in the summer series of SGEM Xtras called Legends of Emergency Medicine (#LegendofEM). These episodes highlight some of the pioneers and leaders of our specialty.  I hope these episodes will give the next generation of emergency physicians access to some super stars in our field via social media. The format of the show will be similar. We will start by finding out some a non-medical thing about the legend: What song they picked as their music for the episode and why?  Then we...

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SGEM Xtra: Ian Stiell – Legend of Emergency Medicine

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Ian Stiell Date: July 13th, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Ian Stiell is Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is internationally recognized for his research in emergency medicine with a focus on the development of clinical decision rules. Ian is best known for the development of the Ottawa Ankle Rules and Canadian C-Spine Rule, and as the Principal Investigator for the landmark OPALS Studies for pre-hospital care. Legends of Emergency Medicine: This is the forth episode in the summer series of SGEM Xtras called Legends of Emergency Medicine. These episodes highlight some of the pioneers and leaders of our specialty.  I hope these episodes will give the next generation of emergency physicians access to some super stars in our field via social media. The format of the show will be similar. We will start by finding out some a non-medical thing about the...

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SGEM#185: Every EHR Wants to “Rule” the World

Posted by on Jul 16, 2017 in Administration, Featured, Podcasts | 14 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM185 Date: July 11th, 2017 Reference: Bookman K et al. Embedded Clinical Decision Support in Electronic Health Record Decreases Use of High-cost Imaging in the Emergency Department: EmbED study. AEM July 2017. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Justin Morgenstern is an emergency physician and the Director of Simulation Education at Markham Stouffville Hospital in Ontario. He is the creator of the excellent #FOAMed project called First10EM.com Case: You are working a very busy shift in the emergency department. Your first patient was involved in an motor vehicle collision (MVC), and you pulled up the app to review the Canadian CT Head Injury Rule with your resident. The second patient is an elderly woman presenting via EMS after a ground level fall in c-spine precautions. This time, you review the NEXUS Criteria for c-spine imaging with your resident. The third patient just got off a...

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SGEM Xtra: Andrew Worster – Legend of Emergency Medicine

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Andrew Worster Date: May 30th, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Andrew Worster. Andrew is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at McMaster University, home of evidence based medicine (EBM), Associate Member of Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, creator of the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) and my EBM mentor. Legends of Emergency Medicine: This is a new summer series of SGEM Xtras called Legends of Emergency Medicine. These episodes will highlight some of the pioneers and leaders of our specialty.  I hope these episodes will give the next generation of emergency physicians access to some super stars in our field via social media. The format of the show will be similar. We will start by finding out some a non-medical thing about the legend: What song they picked as their music for the episode and why?  Then we will...

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SGEM#184: We Weren’t Born to Follow-Up – The PEITHO Long-Term Follow-up Study

Posted by on Jul 2, 2017 in Cardiac, Featured, Hematologic, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM184 Date: June 21st, 2017 Reference: Konstantinides et al. Impact of Thrombolytic Therapy
 on the Long-Term Outcome of Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism. JACC March 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Kirsty Challen (@KirstyChallen) is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust (North West England). She did her Medical School at Manchester, with a History of Medicine BSc at the same time. Kirsty did her residency in North West England and has a PhD in Health Services Research from Sheffield. Kirsty is also the creator of a knowledge translation project called #PaperinaPic. Case: A 22-year-old patient presents to the emergency department with sudden onset shortness of breath. She takes the oral contraceptive pill and was placed in a below-knee plaster cast for a fibula fracture 2 weeks ago. She is alert and talking, with a systolic blood pressure of 110 mmHg, but CTPA...

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SGEM#183: Don’t RINSE, Don’t Repeat

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017 in Cardiac, Featured, Neurologic, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM183 Date: June 20th, 2017 Reference: Bernard et al. Induction of Therapeutic Hypothermia During Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Using a Rapid Infusion of Cold Saline
The RINSE Trial (Rapid Infusion of Cold Normal Saline). Circulation 2016. Guest Skeptic: Jay Loosley is a Registered Nurse, and an Advanced Care Paramedic in London.  His background includes working as a Research Assistant with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Professor at Fanshawe College and currently, Superintendent of Education for Middlesex-London EMS, in London, Ontario, Canada. Case:  A 71-year-old woman has a witnessed arrest while watching her granddaughter’s soccer game. By-standard CPR is started and EMS is called. They arrive quickly and take over the resuscitation. She is not in a shockable rhythm. They continue CPR, get intravenous access, give a round of epinephrine and then wonder if they should start rapid cooling en-route to the hospital...

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