Month: November 2017

Jellybean 84 with Steve Philpot

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical BlogLITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Talking about talking about dying with Dr Steve Philpot, Master of Communication. In the week that one of the states in Australia has pretty much managed to pass assisted

What are the essential elements of High Performance CPR?

Adult High Performance CPR (HP-CPR) Demo at the South Carolina Resuscitation Academy! Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue: Tim Santini, Jon Ceiply, Shane Marstiller, Sean Kavlick What is High Performance CPR? High Performance CPR typically consists of expertly performed BLS with strict attention to: Minimally interrupted chest compressions Ensuring optimal rate (100-120) Ensuring adequate depth (2

A 54 yo male with sudden chest pain. Computer says normal. Paramedic disagrees.

Announcement! There is now an Android app for the 3- and 4-variable formulas. It is of course free (#FOAMed).  It was written by Yannick Schäfer (a medical student in France):https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.SMITH490.ecg_smith Remember there is also an iPhone app called “SubtleSTEMI”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/subtlestemi/id617146818?mt=8 Case This was sent by a very astute paramedic. A 54 year old male came to

Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 215

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical BlogLITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous

Podcast #70 – Neurological Exam Including HINTS and Documentation

​There have been recent requests for further discussion of the neurological exam.  Specifically, how to do a brief neurological exam in the emergency department, how to perform a HINTS exam, and documenting the exams performed.  ​Recently, we did a guest post with FOAMfrat regarding improving the neurological exam.  We made a video for that post which we

LITFL Review 308

LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical BlogLITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog – Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 308th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical