Ebola, Quarantine, and the Law

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Ebola, Quarantine, and the Law

Legal analyst Gunnar Schwartzbaum (nom de plume) joins the show to talk about the legal ramifications of quarantine and isolation orders. Direct Download In this episode What to do if a patient with suspected Ebola wants to leave the hospital against medical advice. What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? How do you enforce an […]

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Should we rethink A Fib cardioversion?

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Should we rethink A Fib cardioversion?

It’s well accepted that the window for acute atrial fibrillation cardioversion of atrial fibrillation ends at  48 hours post onset. We did a whole episode on that very point.  The 48 hour window is now being challenged by the biggest study to date looking at this topic. DIRECT DOWNLOAD Time to Cardioversion for Acute Atrial Fibrillation and Thromboembolic […]

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Is it really a sinus headache?

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Is it really a sinus headache?

How often do you see patients who tell you they are having a sinus headache need antibiotics. There are so many things wrong with that, not the least of which is the antibiotics part, but ….what about the cause of the headache in the first place? Direct Download Podcast    Is this headache a migraine? […]

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Psychology of the Difficult Airway

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Psychology of the Difficult Airway

Rich Levitan, pioneer in airway management, talks about operator stress response in the difficult airway. Referenced in this discussion: The laryngeal handshake,  books On Combat and Warrior Mindset. Rich offers several courses including the one of a kind Practical Emergency Airway Management Course and the Advanced Airway Endoscopy Course in Yellowstone. Direct Download This Podcast Interested in a truly […]

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