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SGEM Xtra: Don’t Give Up – The Power of Kindness with Brian Goldman

Posted by on Jun 2, 2018 in Featured, Podcasts, Psychiatric | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Kindness with Brian Goldman Date: May 26th, 2018 This is a SGEM Xtra book review. I had the honour of meeting and interviewing Dr. Brian Goldman at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physician (CAEP) annual scientific assembly in Calgary. Dr. Goldman is an Emergency Medicine physician who works at Mount Sinai hospital in Toronto. He is the host of CBC radio show White Coat Black Art and the author of the bestselling books The Night Shift and the Secret language of Doctors. Dr. Goldman has a fantastic new book called The Power of Kindness: Why Empathy is essential in Everyday life. Listen to the podcast on iTunes to hear Brian answers questions about kindness: Define kindness, what is difference between kindness and empathy and what is synchrony? What is one of your favourite stories from the book about kindness?...

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SGEM#220: Acupuncture vs. Morphine for Renal Colic

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Featured, Genitourinary, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM220 Date: May 16th, 2018 Reference: Beltaief K et al. Acupuncture versus titrated morphine in acute renal colic: a randomized controlled trial. J Pain Res. 2018 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Tony Seupaul  is the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arkansas. Dr. Cordell Cunningham is a PGY 2 in Emergency Medicine at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Case: A 51-year-old man presents to the emergency department complaining of right flank pain radiating to his groin like his previous episodes of renal colic. He states the pain comes in “waves,” is associated with nausea but no vomiting. On exam, he is afebrile and appears very uncomfortable while grabbing his right flank. He has used ketorolac, acetaminophen and tamsulosin in the past. He really wants to avoid taking any opioids and is wondering if acupuncture could work? Background: We have covered renal colic...

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SGEM#219: Shout, Shout, PERC Rule Them Out

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM219 Date: May 16, 2018 Reference: Freund et al. Effect of the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-Out Criteria on Subsequent Thromboembolic Events
 Among Low-Risk Emergency Department Patients: The PROPER Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA February 2018. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Jeffrey Kline (@klinelab) is the Vice Chair of Research in Emergency Medicine and a professor of physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine. He is the editor in chief of AEM, creator of Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria (PERC) Rule and has published extensively in the area of pulmonary emboli. We have even made a Batdoc Video together on pulmonary embolism. Case: A 47-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with a 24-hour history of chest pain and shortness of breath. She has a past medical history of hypothyroidism and gastroesophageal reflux disease. She is on levo-thyroxine and a proton pump inhibitor. Vital signs are normal (HR...

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SGEM#218: Excited Delirium Syndrome

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Featured, Neurologic, Pharmacology/Toxicology, Podcasts, Psychiatric | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM218 Date: May 12th, 2018 Reference: Gonin P et al. Excited Delirium: A Systematic Review. AEM May 2018. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chris Bond is an emergency physician and clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. He is currently the host of CAEP Casts, which highlights educational innovations from emergency medicine residency programs across Canada. Chris also has his own #FOAMed blog called Standing on the Corner Minding My Own Business (SOCMOB). Case: A 24-year-old male is brought into the emergency department by police. He was running around wearing a Batman suit, jumping on cars and screaming he is Batman. He is brought to the emergency department extremely agitated and despite being held down by two police and three security guards he is still trying to bite the staff. You cannot obtain any vital signs and this patient is a danger to himself and...

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SGEM#217: The Batman Effect on Improving Perseverance

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Featured, Podcasts, Psychiatric | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM217 Date: March 6th, 2018 Reference: White et al. The “Batman Effect”: Improving Perseverance in Young Children. Child Development December 2016. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Casey Parker is a rural Generalist working in Broome, Australia. He has particular interests in Emergency Care, Aboriginal Health, Paediatrics, Trauma and Women’s Anaesthesia. Casey has this great blog and podcast called Broome Docs. Casey and I made a #Batdoc video at SMACCdub. Case: It is flu season and there is an endless stream of patients with sniffles, snot and sneezes!  The waiting room is moaning with mildly unwell men; all with ‘the worst cold ever!”  The residents are working double shifts in order to cover their fallen comrades. They are doing their best to avoid prescribing antibiotics whilst avoiding being coughed upon and writing endless, uninspiring discharge letters to the primary care docs.  It is a...

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SGEM Xtra: Petition to Retire the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Featured, Infectious, Podcasts | 0 comments

Recently the SGEM was contacted by a group of doctors organizing a petition. They were concerned about the new Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SCC) guidelines that were just released. Specifically, the fluid, antibiotics and pressor requirements within the first hour of being triaged in the emergency department. The SGEM was invited to be involved in a global effort to express the concerns about the SSC guidelines. Below is the letter being released from a number of #FOAMed people from around the world today with a link to an online petition. Please review the information and consider signing the petition. The next SGEM episode will be a standard critical appraisal of a recent publication. The goal remains to try and cut the knowledge translation window down from over ten years to less than one year using social media. We ultimately want...

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