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SGEM#190: Wee are the Champions of Pediatric Urine Samples

Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in Featured, Genitourinary, Infectious, Pediatrics, Podcasts | 4 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM190 Date: September 26th, 2017 Reference: Kaufman, et al. Faster clean catch urine collection (Quick-Wee method) from infants: randomised controlled trial. BMJ April 17. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Natalie May trained as an emergency physician with subspecialty paediatric emergency medicine in the UK and worked in Manchester and Oxford before moving to Australia in 2015 to work for Sydney HEMS. She’s been there for the last 18 months working in prehospital and retrieval medicine and then in Emergency Medicine. She is a...

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SGEM Xtra: CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Conferences, Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Date: Sept 30th, 2017 I had the pleasure of presenting at the CALS Conference on Rural Emergency Care held in beautiful Minneapolis, Minnesota yesterday.  Thank you to Dr. Todd Grant and the conference committee for inviting me. Everyone made me feel very welcome. The keynote address was called Looking Back/Looking Ahead. I was asked to look back over my career providing rural emergency care and look ahead to the future of rural emergency care. There were five objectives to the presentation: 1) Define...

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SGEM#189: Bring Me To Life in OHCA

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Cardiac, Featured, Podcasts | 9 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM189 Date: September 19th, 2017 Reference: Cournoyer et al. Prehospital advanced cardiac life support for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a cohort study. Academic Emergency Medicine. September 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. Case: You are the medical director of an EMS system in a large city deciding on whether to respond to all...

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SGEM#188: Icatibant Bites the Dust – For ACE-I Induced Angioedema

Posted by on Sep 17, 2017 in Featured, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM188 Date: September 12th, 2017 Reference: Sinert et al. Randomized Trial of Icatibant for Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor-Induced Upper Airway Angioedema. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Anand Swaninathan is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at NYU/Bellevue Hospital in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is also part of REBEL EM, The Teaching Course, EMRAP and CoreEM.  Case: As you walk in to your shift, the nurses grab you and bring you in to bed four where...

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SGEM Xtra: Stronger – Esther Choo

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Featured, Podcasts | 0 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Esther Choo Date: September 11th, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Esther Choo is an emergency physician and researcher who studies health disparities, substance use disorders, and gender bias. She obtained her MD from Yale University, did her clinical training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Boston Medical Center, and completed a health services research fellowship at Oregon Health & Sciences University. This is an SGEM Xtra so we will not be doing a structured critical review of a recent...

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SGEM#187: Pin Cushion – Acupuncture in the Emergency Department

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Featured, Musculoskeletal, Neurologic, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM187a Date: September 7th, 2017 Reference: Cohen et al. Acupuncture for analgesia in the emergency department: a multicentre, randomised, equivalence and non-inferiority trial. MJA 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Alfred Sacchetti is a full time practicing Emergency Physician, who is also the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, New Jersey, USA, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine and an Active Researcher.   In addition, Dr. Sacchetti is one of the few individuals to have...

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SGEM#186: Apneic and the O, O, O2 for Rapid Sequence Intubation

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Featured, Podcasts, Pulmonary | 5 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM186 Date: September 2nd, 2017 Reference: Caputo et al. EmergeNcy Department use of Apneic Oxygenation versus usual care during rapid sequence intubation: A randomized controlled trial (The ENDAO Trial). AEM 2017. Guest Skeptic: Dr. Rory Spiegel is a clinical instructor at University of Maryland and a recent graduate of Stony Brook’s Resuscitation Fellowship. He writes an excellent blog called EM Nerd, which he describes as nihilistic ramblings. Case: A 68-year-old female presents with shortness of breath. She has experienced fever, chills...

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SGEM Xtra: Richard Bukata – Legend of Emergency Medicine

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Featured, Podcasts | 2 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Richard Bukata Date: August 26th, 2017  Guest Skeptic: Dr. Richard Bukata is the Medical Director, The Center for Medical Education, Inc. Started Emergency Medical Abstracts in 1977. A Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Los Angeles County / USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.   Legends of Emergency Medicine: This is the final episode of the summer SGEM Xtra series called Legends of Emergency Medicine. These episodes were designed to highlight some of the pioneers and leaders of our specialty....

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SGEM Xtra: Jerome Hoffman – Legend of Emergency Medicine

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Featured, Podcasts | 3 comments

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Jerome Hoffman Date: June 5th, 2017  Guest Skeptic: Dr. Jerome Hoffman. Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine & Acute Care, Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Emergency Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.     Legends of Emergency Medicine: This is the sixth 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...

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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...

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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...

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SGEM Xtra: Joseph Lex – Legend of Emergency Medicine

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Podcasts | 1 comment

Podcast Link: SGEM Xtra Legend Joseph Lex Date:  June 21st, 2017 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Joseph Lex is considered by many to be the Godfather of the FOAM (Free Open Access to Medication) movement. Joe is a retired Professor of Emergency Medicine from Temple University. He created a site called Free Emergency Medicine Talks that has thousands of recorded of lectures. It is an unbelievable global and free resource for anyone interested in emergency medicine. Legends of Emergency Medicine: This is the third episode in the summer series of SGEM Xtras called Legends...

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