I was recently asked to discuss my best case ever with Anton Helman, MD of Emergency Medicine Cases and then to join Alex Koyfman, MD from EMDocs for a session of "Ask Me Anything." Both were so much fun and we covered a lot of interesting material. You have to check out these two sites they are fantastic!!! Thanks to both for the invites!!!
Welcome back to the show Dr. Buck Kyle! Dr. Kyle is a attending pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and on this episode we will discuss what causes all those little kids to pass out before they come to your ER and then look so fantastic. Are they all OK to go home? Is there anyone in there that’s truly sick and if so how do we identify that subset? Sit back, hold on tight, and try not to DFO (done fell out) because it’s going to be fast, fun, and may leave you a little mareado….
Canon - a general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged
No one has changed the face of how we approach difficult airway more than Rich Levitan, MD. In this episode I review five of Rich's most important contributions to how we approach emergent intubations. These are techniques you can take to the department tomorrow to improve your view, increase your success, and save your patient's life!
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Ear to sternal notch positioning will not only improve your view, but save your backside and possibly your patient's life!
Levitan's best bougie techniques (includes Shaka, Kiwi and Ducanto)!
It is hard to put into words or even imagine the concept of someone intentionally hurting a child, but it happens more frequently than we'd like to believe. In this episode, I had the privilege of discussing some of the cornerstone exam findings and history flags for occult abuse with Marci Donaruma-Kowh, MD a child abuse expert from the Baylor College of Medicine ~ Texas Children's Hospital. This episode will change the lens you view your pediatric patients through; even with those who have what appears to be the most mundane of injuries. Unfortunately, abuse is not always overt and Dr. Donaruma is an expert in identifying the subtleties of this diagnosis, nailing the perpetrator, and making sure they go away for a long-long time...
If you know of a child that is being abused call the police now. If you would like to refer a case and you are in the Houston area please click here: Children's Assessment Center.
Wow! We've made it to the end of three episodes on asthma. We've covered everything from diagnosis to treatment and everything in between. We now know how to best educate our patients to empower them to treat their disease at home and prevent recitivism!
Tune in this episode for the specifics on how to use a Peak Flow Meter, Bi-Pap, EtCO2 and of course how to set-up the ventilator in a way to maximize support and minimize chances of injury in your asthmatics.
What's the best oral steroid to treat acute asthma exacerbations you may ask? Well, we're here to answer that for you. Please welcome Dr. Annie Andrews, MD, MSCR who has written all the articles you will find listed below on just that subject. In this podcast we will prove that dexamethasone is not only the most cost effective steroid to prescribe in asthma exacerbations, decreases recidivism, and has the best compliance rates, but it tastes great too!
Andrews AL, Simpson AN. Dexamethasone may be a viable alternative to prednisone/prednisolone for the treatment of acute asthma exacerbation in the paediatric emergency department. Evid Based Med. 2014 Jun 10. pii: ebmed-2014-110006. doi: 10.1136/eb-2014-110006. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24919976.