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Tactical Medicine News

FOAM Impact Study Follow Up

by Marco Torres
Feb 26, 2019
Online educational resources, social media, and asynchronous education increasingly dominate innovation and continuing medical education for practi...
Tactical Medicine News

REBELCast Ep63: LIDOKET – IV Lidocaine for Renal Colic?

Background: The use of intravenous lidocaine for analgesia in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with renal colic has gained rece...
Tactical Medicine News

REBEL Cast Ep 47: Blood Transfusions, Lidocaine for Kidney Stones, and Stop Using So Much Oxygen

Background: Welcome back to REBEL Cast episode 47.  In this issue we are going to talk about some recent trials published in the past year that hav...
Tactical Medicine News

Episode 93 – PALS Guidelines

I remember when I started practicing emergency medicine a decade and a half ago it seemed that any kid who came to our ED in cardiac arrest died. I...
Tactical Medicine News

IV Lidocaine for Renal Colic: Another Opioid Sparing Option?

Background : For anyone who has taken care of a patient with renal colic, the agony they experience is indelible.  I have had several female patien...
Tactical Medicine News

Journal Jam 7 – Amiodarone vs Lidocaine vs Placebo in Cardiac Arrest: The ALPS Trial

Journal Jam 7 - Amiodarone vs Lidocaine vs Placebo in Cardiac Arrest: The ALPS Trial. In our most popular EM Cases episode to date - ACLS Guideline...
Tactical Medicine News

ALPS: Amiodarone, Lidocaine or Placebo Study in OHCA

Background: Many Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) are attributable to ventricular fibrillation (VF) or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT)....
Tactical Medicine News

CritCases 1: Massive TCA Overdose

Welcome to the new EM Cases CritCases blog, a collaboration between Mike Betzner, the STARS air ambulance service and EM Cases' Michael Misch and A...
Tactical Medicine News

Episode 72 ACLS Guidelines 2015 Post Arrest Care

Once we've achieved ROSC our job is not over. Good post-arrest care involves maintaining blood pressure and cerebral perfusion, adequate sedation, ...
Tactical Medicine News

Episode 71 ACLS Guidelines 2015 – Cardiac Arrest Controversies Part 1

A lot has changed over the years when it comes to managing the adult in cardiac arrest. As a result, survival rates after cardiac arrest have risen...
Tactical Medicine News

Skin Anesthesia: Lidocaine vs Bupivacaine +/- Epinephrine

When selecting a local anesthetic agent for skin wounds I have historically been taught to use lidocaine to provide a faster onset, and to use bupi...
Tactical Medicine News

Lidocaine + Bupivacaine vs Bupivacaine Alone for Digital Nerve Blocks

When I first learned digital nerve blocks in the late 1990’s I was taught to mix Lidocaine and Bupivacaine 50/50 to provide faster onset (Lidocaine...
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