A patient presents with fever, rigidity, and altered mental status. What are you thinking? Disco Inferno, that's right. This week Blake Briggs is hitting the dance floor to talk about NMS and SS alone as Iltifat Husain is away on business. Let's talk about the presentations, diagnosis, management, and key differences and similarities between the two conditions!
Been watching the news lately? We think the Russians are up to something. FaceApp --> A. fib. Get ready America. Let's talk ALL ABOUT this high yield rhythm. We cover quick pathophysiology, types of A fib, complications, rate and rhythm control, cardioversion, and who gets anticoagulated. Phew! Get ready!
3.6 roentgens? Not great, not terrible.... what is terrible is Acute Radiation poisoning. We cover what you NEED TO KNOW for boards. This WILL be on exams and you don't want to miss these chip shoot questions. KI prophylaxis, when to determine if exposure was lethal, and why organs don't explode... yep we really cover it all.
There's a reason Iltifat Husain has never been camping. Join us for this week's bonus bomb, where we tell an embarrassing story that's sure to make you laugh at us (not with us) and then discuss HyperK: a medical emergency EVERY doctor should know!
On this episode, we will explore the neck and why the Elder Wand should not be used by nerdy & clumsy friends in enclosed spaces. We talk why zoning is super lame and not on boards anymore (so don't learn it), a cool mnemonic to remember neck injuries in the ED, and who needs CTA vs OR. As a bonus, we talk pitfalls of intubating these patients! Wow that's quite a menu- all free and available to you 24/7.
Return of the Jedi- Dr. Casey Glass joins our intrepid hosts again to discuss POCUS and high yield exam questions related to it. We talk 1st trimester US, tamponade, abruption, and torsion. Altogether, its a pretty fun experience apart from the lame jokes.
On this episode, recorded LIVE at #SAEM19 in Las Vegas, our intrepid hosts discuss Pikachu, Mickey Mouse, and patients being naked and delirious in Sin City. Another typical day, really. Let’s talk about this high mortality, sympathomimetic condition that requires skillful intervention!
Why the hell is the P silent in Pneumonia? In other news, we talk dispositions, antibiotics, and all about PORT/PSI. HIGH yield classic main course stuff for boards. Gotta eat your veggies as your Mother always told you, well now its time to review common things for boards (PNA). We hope you followed that reference...
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We have a very special "Call in the Experts" Session this week. Joining us is Dr. Casey Glass, POCUS Guru and suspected Jedi Master. We talk FAST, Aorta, and what comes up on boards so you can ace the US section. You won't want to miss this one!
We discuss everything you need to know about Succinylcholine and Rocuronium, both our two must trusted NMBAs for RSI in the ED. We discuss why we use paralytics the majority of the time, side effects, differences in practice, and classic board-relevant side toxicity.
Who doesn't love dinosaurs!? We tackle the rest of all those "C named" problems of the gallbladder, specifically Choledocholithiasis and Cholangitis. How to diagnose, complications, management in the ED, and ultimate Dispos. Also credit to our advertiser: Bilitonin.
Blake Briggs is all on his lonesome as he shares his favorite activity in the ED- ELECTRICITY! Why we do it, rapid ACLS indications and key points regarding defibrillation, and stats on common cardioversion questions.
Wood stoves kill. We expose this ugly truth along with why American Lit majors always get CO poisoning on tests. Let’s talk CO, hyperbaric, and when to do it.
Winter storm got you shivering? Let’s defrost you with a “hot” board topic that is SURE to come up. We discuss hypothermia, diagnosis, approach to rewarming, EKG and lab findings, and complications.
Iltifat Husain and Blake Briggs drop some rapid Board Bombs on bites in the ED. This guide covers micro, approach to wounds and subsequent infections, when to give antibiotics, when not to close the wound, and what antibiotics to use. Enjoy this pun-filled episode.
We discuss a complex topic and make sure its under 17 minutes. Methanol, Ethylene glycol. How to catch it, how to diagnose it, and how to treat it! Siri makes a guest appearance.
Dr. Briggs discusses everything you need to know about seasonal Influenza. Do we do the flu swab? What’s the deal with boards and Tamiflu? Let’s find out in this fireside chat sure to make FDR proud.
We talk about board-relevant material with IV steroids. Not only sepsis but quickly review steroid side effects and ALL the major board relevant indications for IV steroids. Let’s get swoll…. and a buffalo hump.
IT’S BONUS Time! We discuss pearls of wisdom regarding asymptomatic hyperglycemia in the ED. Dr. Briggs shares a strange encounter in the coffee shop as well.
We’re not gonna sugarcoat it. We are going to hit DKA and HHS hard- all the epidemiology, presentation pearls, and diagnoses as well as complications. Thanks to Mountaineerdoc (Dr. Jimmy Scheidler) for the request!