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On the Streets #1: The Art of the Handoff Report

Emergency Medical Minute

Release Date: 02/12/2020

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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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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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This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm reductionist, an addiction medicine physician, a Denver Police narcotics sergeant and two people currently in recovery.    Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are likely not going anywhere soon. Emergency Medical Minute remains committed to providing education to help combat these health crises.    In the final episode of this series, we are fortunate enough to speak with Chris...

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Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Studies have shown that patients who are under deeper sedation in the ICU have worse outcomes. Recent study compared lighter vs heavier sedation of patients in the emergency department receiving mechanical ventilation Patients receiving lighter sedation in the ED were often continued in the ICU Patients who had lighter sedation also tended to do better, meaning less days on the ventilator, less days in the ICU, and lower mortality supporting prior observations. Though purely observational, interesting suggestion that lighter sedation starting...

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This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm reductionist, an addiction medicine physician, a Denver Police narcotics sergeant and two people currently in recovery.  Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are likely not going anywhere soon. Emergency Medical Minute remains committed to providing education to help combat these health crises.  In this episode, we speak with Lex Jorge -- a Denver Police Narcotics Sergeant -- to gain...

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This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm reductionist, an addiction medicine physician, a Denver Police narcotics sergeant and two people currently in recovery.    Unfortunately, the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are likely not going anywhere soon. Emergency Medical Minute remains committed to providing education to help combat these health crises.    In this episode, we talk to Dr. Steven Young -- board certified emergency...

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This limited series will investigate how the nation’s opioid epidemic has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of this series, we will hear from a harm reductionist, an addiction medicine physician, a Denver Police narcotics sergeant and two people currently in recovery.  Unfortunately, both the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are likely not going anywhere soon. Emergency Medical Minute remains committed to providing education to help combat these health crises.  In the first episode, we catch up with Lisa Raville -- executive director of the Harm...

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Taken from 'UnfilterED #8: Dr. Christopher Hoyte'. “This current sars-coV-2 / COVID-19 situation should really be a wake-up call for not just a pandemic, but for a biological attack...One of the things I would like to do when we bring our attention back from COVID and get through this pandemic is to really start to prepare for disaster preparedness on the level and scale that we need to for a biological attack and get our hospitals ready, my poison center ready, state and local governments ready so that we can meet that challenge when it happens.” - Dr. Chris Hoyte   Dr. Chris Hoyte...

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Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Significant cyanide exposure most commonly occurs from fire/smoke exposure particularly when plastics are involved Cyanide binds to cytochrome oxidase leading to the use of anaerobic metabolism which causes a profound lactic acidosis Classic toxicity includes a rapid loss of consciousness, hypotension, bradycardia, respiratory depression, and seizures Mild exposures can lead to nausea/vomiting, headaches, and other nonspecific symptoms. Sometimes patients will complain of an almond taste. Cyanide toxicity will manifest on labs by a profound...

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More Episodes

EMM is proud to present the pilot episode of our new monthly series, “On the Streets”. This will be an informative podcast for all of our listeners, but this one was designed specifically for our EMS listeners. 

Each month, we will consult medical experts on topics pertinent to prehospital care: Identifying a posterior circulation stroke in the field; Knowing when to do a 12-lead and what to look for; How to use capnography for a variety of datapoints; How to give an effective handoff report. And much much more...

On our first episode, we are proud to welcome long-time friend of EMM, now retired Emergency Physician and current Medical Director of the ACC EMS program, Dr. Michael Hunt. This episode focuses exclusively on the Do's and Don'ts of giving handoff report. 

As we all know, knowledge and timing can make a world of difference when treating acutely ill patients.  Like all of our content, we aim to equip you with the resources to forge your medical knowledge while keeping it relevant and time-efficient. Tune into “On the Streets” for real, raw and relevant EMS education. 

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