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Courtesy of the SMACC Podcast, my hand hygiene talk from SMACC Chicago has just been released… Enjoy!
Hand hygiene is widely regarded as the bedrock for the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). HAIs are among the biggest killers in modern medicine. Yet, hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers remains woefully poor.
Why can’t we learn the lessons that Semmelweis taught us nearly 150 years ago? If we can’t teach intelligent healthcare workers to wash their hands properly, what hope do we have as medical educators? This is both a patient safety and a medical education priority. Our patients’ lives are at risk and they deserve better. So, how can we change our patient’s microbiological cultures? By changing our culture.
The power, it seems, is in our hands.
The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week
Brilliant talk by Roger Harris from SMACCUS weaves the pillars of medical ethics with space-time continuum theorem to explore When to Stop Resuscitation. [JS]
The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine
- EMUpdates features an excellent talk from Reuben Strayer on how to use and how not to use opioids. [AS]
- Do you use a checklist for RSI in your ED? The team over at HEFTEMcast discuss the evidence and the potential benefits. [CC]
- RAGE podcast is back with the late and great John Hinds defending direct laryngoscopy over video laryngoscopy in the field[CC]
- Vibha Gupta reviews intravascular complications of CVC insertion by site on Core EM. [SR]
- Courtney Casella reviews the evidence for Age-Adjusted D-Dimer testing on EM Docs. [SR]
- This week’s FOAMcast is all about lacerations. [MG]
- Taming the SRU has another great bread and butter feature, this time on dizziness. [MG]
- This week’s SGEM reviews the evidence for mechanical CPR. Don’t forget to check the recent REBELCast on the same topic. [MG]
- A great blog from emDocs on ED handovers; the problems and what we can do to improve. [SL]
- Ken Milne and Rory Spiegel discuss why the most recent meta-analysis on endovascular treatment for ischemic stroke doesn’t bring us any closer to a definitive answer despite methodological rigor. [SR]
- Justin Morgenstern at First 10 in EM discusses management of status epilepticus in the emergency department…don’t forget to ask about the patient’s glucose 1st. [SR]
The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care
- Duncan Chamber reviews what happens to patients 80 years and older admitted to the ICU for >24hrs on The Bottom Line. [SR]
- A twofer from Josh Farkas at PulmCrit: (1) why the newest meta-analysis of macrolides still doesn’t show azithromycin increases mortality, and (2) investigation bias in trials where industry chooses to sponsor clinical trials. [SR]
- Scott Weingart talks to Jean-Francois Lanctot on EMCrit about Echo Guided Life Support (EGLS) as a way to assess fluid status in septic patients. [SR]
- Don’t Forget the Bubbles has a nice succinct overview of the recent ILCOR pediatric cardiac arrest recommendations. [AS]
The Best of #FOANed Nursing
- Evidently Cochrane Blog has launched a new collection, Evidence for Everyday Nursing. In this post we are encouraged to consider ditching the routine peripheral IV catheter change. Each post has it’s own Blogshot knowledge translation infographic. [JS]
The Best of Medical Education and Social Media
- ICE Net features a great post by Daniel Cabrera on the role of empathy in medical education. [AS]
- The Intensive Care Network releases a fantastic talk by Ken Milne from SMACC US on Making Knowledge Translation Happen: Is Social Media the Answer? [SR]
- More great stuff on education out of The Teaching Course and St. Emlyn’s. How to be a better learner is a must read for all providers. [AS]
News from the Fast Lane
- There are now over 1,650 entries in the Critical Care Compendium! [CN]
Reference Sources and Reading List
Brought to you by:
- Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM Lyceum, iTeachEM)
- Brent Thoma [BT] (BoringEM and Academic Life in EM)
- Chris Connolly [CC]
- Chris Nickson [CN] ( iTeachEM, RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC)
- Jesse Spurr [JS] (Injectable Orange)
- Marjorie Lazoff [ML]
- Mat Goebel [MG]
- Salim Rezaie [SR] (REBEL EM, The Teaching Institute)
- Segun Olusanya [SO] (JICSCast)
- Simon Laing [SL] (HEFTEMCast)
Evena Medical, a Roseville, CA firm, is releasing an ultrasound and near-infrared device for vein viewing that clinicians can simply wear like a pair of bulky glasses. The Eyes-On glasses apparently use Epson‘s Moverio technology that displays an image laid over the wearer’s field of view.
The glasses project both infrared light and ultrasound onto the skin, the first for viewing peripheral veins, while the latter for deeper targets such as the femoral vein and artery. The returning images are captured by their respective sensors and turned into an image that’s viewed right over the patient’s skin in real time.
The nurse doesn’t require an extra hand to use the Eyes-On glasses and can quickly move between patients without pushing a cart around.
Here’s a video Evena provided to show off DeepVu wearable ultrasound used within the Eyes-On glasses:
Check out the peripheral vasculature visualization using the glasses:
Product page: Evena Eyes-On…
Press release: Evena….
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