Category: Total EM

Podcast #122 – Pediatric Neurological Emergencies with Lawrence Berdan

Lawrence Berdan is a paramedic who has personally experienced the importance of recognizing and acutely managing pediatric neurological emergencies.  This post discusses some of the emergencies we may see in this uniquely challenging population. Both in EMS and in the ED, we are used to the “hustle and bustle” of the system.  Lawrence talks particularly

Podcast #116 – POCUS Improves Patient Understanding and Satisfaction

Continuing in our month long discussion of point of care ultrasound (POCUS), we move to talking about patient understanding and satisfaction.  This is all in conjunction with Practical POCUS which will be having courses at the end of this year.  ​We have previously heard that the use of bedside ultrasound has helped with patient satisfaction, but a recent

Podcast #114 – An Airway Bundle to Improve Intubation with Jeff Jarvis

Recently, Dr. Jeff Jarvis was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine for a paper regarding a clinical bundle he developed to reduce complications during intubation.  Specifically, his paper was to help reduce hypoxia in out-of-hospital intubation attempts.  However, the pearls can be used by anyone managing the airway of a patient. Intubations are potentially