Category: Total EM

Podcast #102 – Pearls for Excited Delirium

Excited delirium has been covered quite a bit, but like other hot topics it is always changing with new evidence.  Here are some of the key pearls and pitfalls to managing this high risk population. There are levels of agitation and how you manage them.  Reuben Strayer when at SMACC in Dublin, Ireland (#smaccDub) gave

Podcast #99 – Does Mechanical CPR Work?

The first time you see it, there can be any number of emotions.  On some patients, it looks like their chest is being caved in by a machine.  On other patients, it feels like a smooth and controlled aspect of an otherwise difficult resuscitation.  There are many opinions and stories about mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (mCPR),