Sickle Cell Anemia by Dr. Jared Walker

Today’s episode is on the evaluation and management of sickle cell anemia in the Emergency Department. Dr Jared Walker, a third year EM resident at the University of Florida Jacksonville, has written and recorded this excellent review of sickle cell disease. This episode will discuss how to properly assess patients with sickle cell, how to order the right labs and imaging, what red flags to look out for, how to control sickle cell pain, how to catch the various complications of sickle cell, and proper patient disposition.

Sickle Cell Anemia Podcast

Sickle Cell Disease Show Notes (Word Format)

Sickle Cell Disease Show Notes (PDF)

Check out our bandwidth sponsor, EB medicine. They several issues on sickle cell disease in both kids and adults- check them out here.  Residents can get free access to all their great resources by going to the ebmedicine EM Basic page and attendings can get a discount on their products that offer CME.

North American Snake Bites by Dr. David Hansen

Today’s episode will discuss North American poisonous reptile bites with a focus on snake bites.  This episode was written and recorded by Dr. David Hansen, an active duty physician with the US Army.  It will review common presentations of snake bites, the relevant history and exam findings, the labs to order, how to decide when to use anti-venom and properly administer it.  There is also a bonus section on how to avoid snake bites in the wilderness and what to do if you are bitten by a poisonous snake.

North American Snake Bites by Dr. David Hansen

Check out our bandwidth sponsor, EB medicine. They have a review of north American snake and scorpion bites from September 2006 available for free and another issue from May 2007 from Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, also available for free.  Residents can get free access to all their great resources by going to the ebmedicine EM Basic page at ebmedicine.net/embasic and attendings can get a discount on their products that offer CME.

Hyperthermia

This episode is on hyperthermia- just in time for the warmer weather.  However, hyperthermia has many different causes so this episode will review them all.  Dr. Andrea Sarchi wrote this script which was recorded by Jacob Schriner, MS-3 at Emory University School of Medicine.  This episode will review the necessary history and physical exam findings, ordering the right labs and tests, and how to treat this condition to ensure the best patient outcomes.

Hyperthermia Podcast

Hyperthermia Show Notes (Word Format)

Hyperthermia Show Notes (PDF)

Be sure to check out our bandwidth sponsor EB Medicine.  They have a review of heat emergencies in the ED from August 2014.  Residents can get free access and attendings can get a discount on all their great CME products at the EM Basic EB Medicine page.