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Ep 170 Cardiac Arrest – PoCUS Integration, Communication Strategies, E-CPR, Calling the Code

by Anton Helman
Jun 07, 2022
In this part 2 of our 2-part podcast series on Cardiac Arrest - The When, Why & How, we discuss some of the finer art of cardiac arrest care an...
Tactical Medicine News

Ep 166 Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade

Why should pericarditis be considered a diagnosis of exclusion? Which clinical features are most useful in the diagnosis of pericarditis? What are ...
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Are You Pausing Too Long During CPR?

Background: Outside of early defibrillation and high-quality CPR, little has been shown to improve outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA...
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Rebellion21: Good Vibrations with Corona – Using POCUS in the COVID Era via Eric Chin, MD

In this 18-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Eric Chin, MD describes the role of point-of-care ultrasound in the evaluation of a C...
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EM Quick Hits 28 Cardiogenic Shock, Radiation Dose in Pregnancy, PoCUS in Airway Management, VIPIT, Angiotensin II, Short-Term Steroid Safety

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Anand Swaminathan on the approach to cardiogenic shock, Hania Bielawska on the myths of radiation dose in pr...
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POCUS Cases 10 Limitations, Pitfalls and Accuracy of POCUS for Ruptured AAA

Dr. Rob Simard discusses one of the most important uses of POCUS in the ED, and that is for AAA. He reviews the literature on the accuracy of POCUS...
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POCUS and Soft Tissue Foreign Bodies

Case: A 51-year-old woman, with no pertinent past medical history, presented to the Emergency Department (ED) complaining of right hand pain after ...
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EM Quick Hits 21 TXA in GI Bleed, Pediatric DKA, POCUS for Shoulder Dislocations, Lisfranc Injuries, Dexamethasone for COVID Pneumonia, Consultation Tips

Salim Rezaie on HALT-IT trial for TXA in unstable GI bleed, Sarah Reid on pediatric DKA update in fluid management and cerebral edema, Hans Rosenbe...
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REBEL Core Cast 28.0 – Conference Pearls

Take Home Points  No palpable pulse does not equal no perfusion. We aren’t great at feeling pulses Patients with moderate to severe signs and symp...
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Ep 131 PEA Arrest, PseudoPEA and PREM – With Simard and Weingart

Rob Simard of POCUS Cases fame and Scott Weingart go beyond ACLS and guide you through the complex world of PEA. We discuss that the palpation tech...
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POCUS for Endotracheal Tube Confirmation

Background Information: The successful placement of an endotracheal tube (ETT) is a necessary skill all emergency physicians must possess. P...
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POCUS Cases 4 – Distal Radius Fracture Diagnosis and Reduction

In this month's POCUS Cases Dr. Rob Simard explains the role of POCUS in distal radius fracture diagnosis and reduction, how to troubleshoot findin...
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How Do You FEEL About Echo in Cardiac Arrest?

Background: Focused use of ultrasound in resuscitation of patients with shock and cardiac arrest has become increasingly embraced in both the emerg...
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Chest Pain, “Negative” Stress Tests, POCUS, & ECG Equations

I was working a busy shift in the ED, like many of us do, and the next patient I was going to see was a 57 year old male with no real medical probl...
Tactical Medicine News

POCUS Cases Video Series has Launched!

The long wait has been well worth it. The EM Cases POCUS Cases Video Series has officially been launched! POCUS Cases is an original EM Cases video...
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Effect of POCUS in Cardiac Arrest on Compression Pauses

Background: The provision of high-quality compressions with minimal interruptions is central to the management of cardiac arrest. Along with defibr...
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Can We Agree on Cardiac Standstill?

Background: Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has gained wider use in resuscitation of patients presenting with cardiac arrest. POCUS can play an im...
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Impact of POCUS During Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation on Compression Pauses

The provision of high-quality compressions with minimal interruptions is central to the management of cardiac arrest. Along with defibrillation, hi...
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Episode 96 Beyond ACLS Cardiac Arrest – Live from EMU Conference 2017

This is the first ever video podcast on EM Cases with Jordan Chenkin from EMU Conference 2017 discussing how to optimize three aspects of cardiac a...
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BEEM Cases 3 – Acute Respiratory Failure: NIPPV & POCUS

Shortness of breath is a very common chief complaint in the emergency department, but despite our familiarity with this symptom, management is not ...
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BEEM Cases 2 – Renal Colic Imaging, Analgesia, Fluids & Medical Expulsive Therapy

Urolithiasis is one of the more frequent diagnoses we are faced with in the Emergency Department, with an estimated 1 million ED visits due to rena...
Tactical Medicine News

Best Case Ever 45 – Mike Winters on Cardiac Arrest

I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. Mike Winters on his first ever visit to Canada at North York General's Emergency Medicine Update Conference...
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The Role of TEE in Cardiac Arrest

Background: Sudden cardiac arrest has very poor outcomes; less than 11% of patients in cardiac arrest in the Emergency Department survive to discha...
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Best Case Ever 42 Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

When was the last time you saw ventricular fibrillation in a 4 month old? Dr. Simard tells his Best Case Ever of a Pediatric Cardiac Arrest in whic...
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REBEL Cast Episode 16: Home Treatment of VTE with Rivaroxaban & RV Dilation on Bedside Echo

Welcome to the September 2015 REBELCast, where Swami, Matt, and I are going to tackle a couple of topics in the world of Venous Thromboembolism (VT...
Tactical Medicine News

Beyond ACLS – POCUS in Cardiac Arrest

As we have discussed in previous posts, the care of patients with cardiac arrest is a key skill for Emergency Providers. ACLS provides a foundation...
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