Excited Delirium- When in Vegas...

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!

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Blake Briggs
Pneumonia- The old man's friend

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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Hocus POCUS Part 1: What to know for US on exams

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!

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Blake Briggs
All about Paralytics in RSI- Grade 1 view please!

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.

Blake Briggs
Choledocosaurus and Cholangitis

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. 

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Precious Joules- Cardioversion

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.

Blake Briggs
Wood Stoves kill! CO Poisoning

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.

Blake Briggs
Bites in the ED- Bark for Dogmentin!

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.

Blake Briggs
Happy Holidays from Influenza- Tamiflu or nah?

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.

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Blake Briggs