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SGEM#177: POCUS – A New Sensation for Diagnosing Pediatric Fractures

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 40 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM177 Date: May 1st, 2017 Reference: Poonai et al. Point-of-care ultrasound for non-angulated distal forearm fractures in children: test performance characteristics and patient-centered outcomes. Acad Emerg Med May 2017. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Corey Heitz is an emergency physician in Roanoke, Virginia. He is also the CME editor for Academic Emergency Medicine and the associate editor for emergency medicine simulation at the AAEM MedEdPORTAL SGEM HOP: This is another SGEM Hot Off the Press with Academic Emergency Medicine. Here is a reminder of how this special edition of the SGEM works: A paper that has been submitted, peer-reviewd, and accepted for publication in AEM is selected. The SGEM puts its skeptical eye upon the manuscript using the modified BEEM critical appraisal tool. One of the authors is invited to discuss their work on the SGEM podcast. A special SGEM Hot Off the Press blog is posted...

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SGEM Xtra: Talk Trauma 2017- Tales from the Outer Rim

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Hematologic, Musculoskeletal, Podcasts, Trauma | 0 comments

Date: April 7th, 2017 Superstar Nurse Brenda Palsa and I had a wonderful time presenting at Talk Trauma 2017 this week in London, Ontario. It is a one day conference for nurses, allied health & EMS professionals involved in providing care for adult and paediatric trauma patients. Talk Trauma is put on by the London Health Science Centre (LHSC). We were honoured to return for a second year in a row to talk about managing trauma patients in the periphery.   Our idea was to demonstrate that you could provide excellent evidence based care before transferring patients to the trauma centre (LHSC). This resulted in Episode II – Tales from the Outer Rim (Talk Trauma Intro Trailer). I was inspired by ZdoggMD and dress up as Doc Vader while Brenda became Nurse Leia.   The entrance went well as we...

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SGEM#173: Diazepam Won’t Get Back Pain Down

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Podcasts | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM173 Date: March 21st, 2017 Reference: Friedman BW et al. Diazepam is no better than placebo when added to naproxen for acute low back pain. Ann Emerg Med 2017. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Anand Swaninathan is an Assistant Professor of EM at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also part of REBEL EM, The Teaching Course and Core EM. Case: A 43-year-old woman who presents with an acute onset of back pain. She states she was carrying some heavy boxes when she slipped and although she didn’t fall, she felt her back wrench. There are no back pain “red flags” on your history and physical examination and after some treatment with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) and a dose of morphine, the patient is improved. She still has pain and you notice that she’s got difficulty walking and bending...

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SGEM#138: Hip to be Blocked – Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip and Femoral Neck Fractures

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Podcasts | 14 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM138 Date: November 29th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Brandon Ritcey is an Emergency Medicine Resident from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Chris Bond is an Emergency Medicine physician and clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. His interests include knowledge translation, FOAMed, and all things food and wine related. Chris has a blog called SOCMOB and is the new host of CAEP Cast. This is another SGEM Hot Off the Press (#SGEMHOP). The goal of the #SGEMHOP is to cut the knowledge translation window down from over ten years to less than one month. This time the paper is from the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM). We look forward to hearing your feedback via Twitter, Facebook and on the SGEM blog. Case: A 75-year-old woman has a ground level fall in her apartment. She is brought to the emergency department...

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SGEM#130: Low Dose Ketamine for Acute Pain Control in the Emergency Department

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Podcasts | 8 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM130 Date: September 22nd, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Marcel Emond. Marcel is an Associate professor, Laval University. Emergency physician the level one trauma centre in Quebec City. Research Director of the Canadian Emergency Team Initiative (CETI). Marcel is also the lead for SGEM Global French. If you are interested in evidence based medicine, shortening the KT window down to less than one year, speak another language and always wanted to podcast then contact me at TheSGEM@gmail.com with global in the subject line to discuss joining the SGEM Global Team. Case: A 48 year old man presents to the emergency department with acute lumbar pain after trying to lift a heavy garbage can. He says his pain is ten out of ten despite taking ibuprofen. He does not have any “red flags” and you are considering how to safely and effectively address his...

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SGEM#124: Ultrasound for Skull Fractures – Little Bones

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Pediatrics, Podcasts, Trauma | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM124 Little Bones Date: June 11th, 2015 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Greg Hall. Greg is Director of EM Ultrasound at the Brantford General Hospital in Brantford Ontario and Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University.  He is Vice President of the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society, co-author of Point-of-care Ultrasound for Emergency Physicians, co-creator of the EDE 2 Course: Advanced Emergency Department Echo, and director of the EDE 3 Course, a leading edge POCUS workshop. Case: An 18 month old male presents to your small emergency department having a witnessed fall off a couch and hit his head on a hardwood floor.  He threw up once and cried immediately at the scene.  There was no loss of consciousness. The parents are concerned about a serious head injury, particularly with the large hematoma, but understandably are not thrilled with the idea of the...

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