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CBHW Summit: Male Mental Health - A Crisis in Public Health

Emergency Medical Minute

Release Date: 11/27/2019

Rapid Fire Pharmacy Review with Adis Keric of ER-Rx show art Rapid Fire Pharmacy Review with Adis Keric of ER-Rx

Emergency Medical Minute

Meet Adis Keric, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Board Certified Critical Care pharmacist who works in the Emergency Department and ICU of level 1 trauma center Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN. Adis is the founder and host of a new FOAMed podcast, ER-Rx. He started the podcast to inform clinicians in the ED and ICU about up-to-date, appropriate and optimal use of medications in different clinical scenarios. Dr. Nick Tsipis sits down with Adis to discuss some pearls in Emergency Medicine Pharmacy.  Time Stamps: 0:10 Intros 4:35 Antibiotics 8:30 Post-Intubation Sedation...

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Podcast 582:  Gadolinium - The Contrast of MRI show art Podcast 582: Gadolinium - The Contrast of MRI

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Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD Educational Pearls: Contrast agents are commonly used for X-rays and CT’s to better characterize disease, but contrast doesn’t work with MRI. That’s where the element Gadolinium comes into play. Gadolinium, element 64, is ferromagnetic (attracted to iron) below 68 degrees and above that temperature it’s paramagnetic which makes it useful in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Gadolinium is toxic alone, but when paired with chelators it can be used in humans and allows for better characterization of tumors or abnormal tissue on MRI. It helps identify this...

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Podcast 581:  Alcohol Complications show art Podcast 581:  Alcohol Complications

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\Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Altered mental status/confusion are major symptoms associated with both alcohol use and withdrawal. Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a triad of symptoms of confusion, internuclear ophthalmoplegia, and confabulation The treatment for Wernicke’s is IV thiamine or vitamin B1 Untreated Wernicke’s leads to Korsakoff's syndrome where a prolonged thiamine deficiency leads to worsening brain function  Subdural hematomas from torn bridging veins are common in alcoholics because of the combination of frequent falls and cerebral atrophy caused by...

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On The Streets #6: Artificial Intelligence Detection for LVOs show art On The Streets #6: Artificial Intelligence Detection for LVOs

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Meet Michelle Whaley, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Stroke Program Coordinator at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Jordan and Michelle discuss advances in Artificial Intelligence technology in an app that uses algorithms to analyze CT Angiograms to alert physicians of patients with images concerning for Large Vessel Occlusions (LVOs). Listen as they discuss the sweeping implications of this technology in the realm of stroke care and how it is decreasing wait times for critical patients to receive tPA and interventional procedures.   For EMS, this technology is already...

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Podcast 580:  Origin of PPE   show art Podcast 580:  Origin of PPE  

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Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD Educational Pearls: PPE, or personal protective equipment, has become a major talking point since the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19). While ubiquitous now, there was not always equipment to protect health care providers or patients from infectious exposures. The invention of  surgical gloves are credited to surgeon William Halsted. He developed gloves because one of his assistants (and later wife), Carol Hampton, was having severe irritation due to a caustic pre-op disinfecting process. They developed the rubber glove for Hampton which...

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Podcast 579:  Yersinia Pestis show art Podcast 579:  Yersinia Pestis

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Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Yersinia Pestis is the bacteria that caused the black plague. It was first discovered to be the cause of the bubonic plague in 1800s in China during the 3rd bubonic plague where 10-20 million people died Causes 3 types of plague: Bubonic plague: characterized by severe swelling of lymph nodes called buboes, most commonly in the groin, also axillary and olecranon lymph nodes. Septicemic plague: characterized by severe sepsis, no lymphadenopathy. This strain famously causes disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) and can lead to limb...

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Podcast 578: Brown-Sequard Syndrome  show art Podcast 578: Brown-Sequard Syndrome 

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Author: Eric Miller, MD Educational Pearls: Brown-Sequard Syndrome is a neurological deficit that results from hemisection of the spinal cord  This is usually from traumatic injury (blunt or penetrating), but can rarely be seen with cancer, disc herniation, or infection It presents with flaccid paralysis and loss of sensation to touch/vibration/position on the same side as the injury with loss of pain/temperature sensation on the opposite side of the injury.  These deficits will be below the level of injury.    References Roth, E., Park, T., Pang, T. et al. Traumatic...

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Podcast 577:  Immunotherapies show art Podcast 577:  Immunotherapies

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Contributor: Don Stader, MD Educational Pearls: Checkpoint inhibition normally helps our body detect abnormal cells and terminate it but cancerous cells often are able to avoid this countermeasure Monoclonal antibodies that bind to checkpoint inhibitors can stop cancerous cells from turning off immunologic T cells and allows the immune system to continue to attack cancers. These therapies carry risks of exacerbating autoimmune problems due to the ramped up immune response Most often this autoimmune attack leads to skin and GI symptoms but can affect many other organ systems. In the emergency...

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UnfilterED #9: Dr. Steven Bradley show art UnfilterED #9: Dr. Steven Bradley

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Dr. Steven Bradley is an active duty U.S. Naval officer practicing as a Staff Anesthesiologist in Virginia where also resides on the Medical Ethics Committee for his hospital. He serves as the Anesthesiology Residency Simulation Coordinator there and enjoys the opportunity to teach residents drawing from his experiences as a student. He just recently started The Black Doctors Podcast where he strives to tell stories of Black physicians who overcame adversity to attain their goals so that young individuals in the minority can listen and learn. Tune in to hear Dr. Bradley discuss his experience...

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Podcast 576: Status Epilepticus Drugs show art Podcast 576: Status Epilepticus Drugs

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Author: Charlene Gnisci Melton, PharmD Educational Pearls: Status Epilepticus is defined as continuous seizure activity for >5 minutes, or 2 or more seizures without full return to consciousness between events Status epilepticus is a true neurologic emergency with significant morbidity and mortality Aggressive, early treatment of status epilepticus is essential as GABA receptors will regress over time and make benzodiazepines less effective as time elapses Go large with doses of benzodiazepines and repeat doses if necessary: In adults this means lorazepam 4 mg IV push or Midazolam 10 mg...

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From DU's 1st annual Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Summit:

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Jason Vitello, MSW, Behavioral Health Coordinator, Denver Public Health/CPHA