This is a BIG end to the year here are just some of the topics: Backboards are dead!, the great MAC vs Miller debate, head eating fungi, an algorithmic approach to vascular access in kids, foam to stop hemorrhaging, serum tests of appendicitis diagnosis still suck, diazepam vs. lorazepam smackdown, landshark attack, shut that kid up please - but first check for badness, the faking patient that tries to die is SO embarrassing, send that appendicitis patient to the medical floor nothing for surgery to do here…and renal colic myths galore!
Rob O is back for an action packed EM:RAP! It used to be that marijuana was just for getting high, now it’s becoming a legit medicine. Blunt chest trauma can be confusing but Kenji clears the air on the known knowns, known unknowns and sort of faking it. Kids are just little adults except when they’re not, like when they’re septic. Is there ever conflict in your ED? Never again, we say! What do prothrombin complex concentrate, altered mental status and master level wound care have in common? All get the special treatment in November EM:RAP.
Imagine this... an audio program that included in just one month, a discussion on IV contrast myths, thrombolysis for PE, talked about a new long acting opioid drug, Fentanyl for prehospital care, how to look after patients with LVAD’s, absorbable vs. nonabsorbable sutures, adult epiglottitis, steroids for sore throats, an approach to altered mental status and so much more! We would say it is not possible! You would say it must be some special bundt cake chocolate covered edition covered in cream and served warm with a scoop of ice cream...you would be right, and you are welcome!
Mel has been put out to pasture this month and Stuart Swadron and Sean Nordt take the reins. Wow looks like Mel is out of a job! From The Omen references, to live music, to news updates, they do a great job. In addition you will hear about AMA, current chest pain literature, topical analgesia for corneal abrasions, flight medicine pearls, an approach to ankle injuries, whether you need to give hand lacerations antibiotics, how to keep your patients satisfied and SO much more. It is big, large, and bundt cake in shape. It is EM:RAP September 2014!
It may be summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) but but bronchiolitis season will be here before you know it-we’ve got it covered. Amal Mattu makes sense of the mysteries of PEA, Weingart gets septic, Nordt tries to avoid getting pregnant and backboards may be going out the back door.
This month is packed full of so much loveliness that it will make your head explode! We got cardiology, antibiotics for cardiac arrest, sucking the nose like hell for bronchiolitis, pediatric sepsis therapy (yes again!), nurses running codes, wide complex tachycardia badness, asthma therapies that really work, and a great discussion about those devil drugs tylenol and NSAIDs and how they will make your children's bones stop growing and give them ADHD. Not enough? How about more on chest pain decision rules, what to do when the psychiatric is out, should you CT scan patients with renal colic...I know so much good stuff!
It’s June and a time to choose wisely, when your BPPV and encephalitis act up. It will not be a month to lay sedated while being sued for smoking wax. A month so good your BP will sky rocket, you will stroke, you will die, epinephrine will not bring you back, and your tummy will hurt like you are 90 years old. Did it...made a stupid summary that contains all the elements from this month’s audio…you’re welcome listeners.
Well ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls it is time for some RAP-if-Fa-K-Shun! Let's talk peds arrhythmias, abscess myths, pain scales, GIANT DVT’s, Molly, pneumothorax, and the old question can guys accurately estimate length! There is so much more, it will make your brain explode with the chocolatey loveliness that is this month's offering.
It's April and this month we're celebrating fools and taxes! Just kidding, it's pretty much all medical stuff. Rob gets into the blood curdling details of coagulopathy, Mike talks to Greg Henry about how not to get screwed in court, and Michelle has some useful tips for 2 handed ER docs draining peritonsillar abscesses. Also, is that a dead leg or do you just need some thrombolytics? Kenji gives us some more pelvic fracture wisdom including an update on REBOA while Mike and Sanjay discuss giving IV fluids to drunks and CT scans to kids. It's going to be like a sub arachnoid hemorrhage, except with knowledge not blood.
It's March! The month Caesar died and James Madison was born. Also, it's the month on EM:RAP we discuss draining sacs of pus, getting bitten by dogs, nose bleeds, and a new flesh eating wonder drug from Russia named after a reptile. Also Mizuho talks tPA in kids, Sanjay and Mike discuss rampant scanning for PEs, Michelle explains how to remove a contact lens from your brain, and Kenji tells us why trauma patients don't always need a finger up the butt. It's more fun than getting stabbed by your best friend on the senate floor!
It's February ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! And time once again to push stuff down your throat and up your nose. Sanjay and Mike take more Ketamine, Amal homes in on the REAL unstable Angina, and Mizuho discusses why it's perfectly natural to collapse after running a marathon. Plus, Palliative care with Rob, Mel urinates on his iPhone, and Al discusses how to pump EVEN MORE oxygen into your brain.
Doctors! It's 2014 and kicking off the New Year is an EM:RAP episode that'll freeze your ascending colon off and anti-coagulate your brain. Aspirin for STEMI, Clindamyacin for MRSA, DKA, PPIs, and everyone's favorite acronym tPA! Plus, corneal abrasion myths, hypothermia, and how to ventilate a fat man. So sit back and chill out - it's the first EM:RAP of 2014