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SGEM#150: Hypertonic Saline for Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Featured, Neurologic, Podcasts, Trauma | 20 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM150 Date: March 24th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Chris Bond. Chris 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). Lead Author: Dr. Elyse Pelletier. Elyse works at the Centre de Recherche CHU de Québec, Population Health and optimal Health...

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SGEM#149: Share Decision Making for Pain Control in Older ED Patients

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Featured, Podcasts | 4 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM149 Date: March 10th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Tim Platts-Mills. Tim is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Clinical Research; Co-Director of Geriatric Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina. His career goal is to improve the quality of emergency care for older adults through research, research mentorship, and support of the larger community of geriatric emergency medicine researchers. Tim’s research group is currently developing a protocol to screen for elder abuse in the emergency department....

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SGEM#148: Stuck on You – Skin Glue for Peripheral IVs

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Featured, Podcasts | 8 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM148 Date: March 6th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Simon Carley. Simon is Professor of Emergency Medicine in Manchester, England. He is a keen educator and loves sharing what he knows through the blog and podcast at St. Emlyn’s. Case: You are working hard in the emergency department. It is a busy night and you are working flat out dealing with the stream of patients. In the middle of this busy night one of your nurses asks you to resite...

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SGEM#147: This is a SVT and I’m Gonna REVERT It – Using a Modified Valsalva Manoeuvre

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts | 4 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM147 Date: February 12th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Robert Edmonds. Bob is a third year Emergency Medicine Resident at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Prior to medical school, he graduated from the US Air Force Academy, and when he completes his training will rejoin the Air Force for nine years as an Emergency Medicine physician. Case: A 24-year-old female presents to the emergency department with palpitations. She feels anxious but is hemodynamically stable and her ECG demonstrates supra ventricular...

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SGEM#146: The HEAT is On – IV Acetaminophen for Fever in the ICU

Posted by on Feb 7, 2016 in Featured, Infectious, Podcasts | 4 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM146 Date: February 2nd, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Justin Morgenstern. Justin is an emergency physician and the director of simulation education at Markham Stouffville Hospital in Ontario. He loves skepticism and medical education, especially when it is free and open access. He is the author of the #FOAMed blog First10EM.com and is an associate editor of Emergency Medicine Cases. Case: A 64-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with fever, urinary symptoms, and altered mental status. You diagnose her with sepsis with a...

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SGEM#145: Topical Anesthetics for ED Patients with Corneal Abrasions

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Eye, Featured, Podcasts | 7 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM145 Date: January 20th, 2016 Guest Host: Dr. Chris Carpenter is from Washington University, Deputy Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine and faculty member of Emergency Medical Abstracts. Guest Skeptics: Dr. Kara Otterness from Stony Brook University Hospital on Long Island.  Kara is an assistant clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook. Dr. Salim Rezaie is from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Salim is an associate clinical professor of Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health...

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SGEM#144: That Smell of Isopropyl Alcohol for Nausea in the Emergency Department

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Featured, GastroIntestinal, Podcasts | 6 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM144 Date: January 20th, 2016 Guest Skeptic: Meghan Groth (@EMPharmGirl). Meghan is the emergency medicine pharmacy specialist at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and an adjunct professor of pharmacy at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Case: A 34-year-old male presents to your emergency department with complaints of severe nausea for the past 24 hours. He’s vomited a number of times at home and on a scale of zero to ten (ten being the worst nausea...

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SGEM#143: Call Me Maybe for Bystander CPR

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts | 8 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM143 Date: January 14th, 2016 Guest Skeptics: Dave Harrison, Carl Berdahl and Todd Schneberk are Emergency Medicine residents in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Case: A 78-year-old man with a history of hypertension and coronary artery disease suddenly collapses at home in front of his wife. She calls 911 but is unable to get on her knees and provide CPR due to her comorbidities. Background: Sudden cardiac arrest is...

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SGEM#142: We Need Asthma Education

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in Featured, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 24 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM142 Date: January 5th, 2016 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Chris Carpenter is from Washington University, Deputy Editor of Academic Emergency Medicine and faculty member of Emergency Medical Abstracts. Dr. Brian Rowe is a Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Alberta. He is a Canadian Research Chair in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine and is also co-editor of the Cochrane Collaboration Airway Review Group. Dr. Cristina Villa-Roel is a physician with a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology who is nearing the completion...

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Essentials of Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Residents Apply to Win!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Do you have a passion for education and emergency medicine? Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) is one of the largest live emergency medicine educational conferences in the world. Inspired by the contest operated by EMCrit and ALiEM, the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine is partnering with CanadiEM to offer a Canadian emergency medicine resident the opportunity to attend EEM for free as an Essentials of Emergency Medicine Education Fellow. The winning applicant would receive: Full live conference registration at...

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SGEM#141: Popeye and the Paperclip

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Featured, Holiday, Podcasts | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM141 Date: December 17th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Bob Edmonds is a 3rd year emergency medicine resident at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Prior to medical school, he graduated from the US Air Force Academy, and when he completes his training will rejoin the Air Force for nine years as an Emergency Medicine physician. In his spare time he enjoys reading, finding random facts online, and hanging out with his wife and son. This is a SGEM...

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SGEM#140: CT Scans to Rule Out Subarachnoid Hemorrhages In A Non-Academic Setting

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015 in Featured, Neurologic, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM140JC Date: December 9th, 2015 Guest Skeptics: Dr. Fareen Zaver is a Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University, specifically in charge of the medical education resident curriculum and Grand Rounds schedule. She is the co-founder and lead editor of the ALiEM AIR-Pro series and is pursuing an academic career in Medical Education. She was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta and has constantly stood out with her Canadian accent and roots. She will always be a...

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