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Bonus ShortFentanyl is Some Bad %&#* Artwork

Fentanyl is Some Bad %&#*

Fentanyl is a potent opioid that we love for its fast on and fast off effects. However, it is widely abused as an illicit street drug, known as 50 times more potent than heroin.

9min
Bonus ShortATACH-2 Trial Artwork

ATACH-2 Trial

Mel and Rob review the ATACH-2 study for BP management in intracranial bleeding. I got good news and bad news...the good news...we already know the bad news...

5min
C3 - Dyspnea - Part1 ArtworkJune 2016

C3 - Dyspnea - Part1

Most patients with dyspnea will have a common cardiopulmonary cause (i.e.: pneumonia, CHF, pulmonary embolism, MI, asthma, COPD etc.). For the sake of our learning, in Part 1 we are going to deal with all of the other major causes of dyspnea that are often missed when we assume a cause in the heart and lungs. View chapters…

51min / one chapter
Shock, Asthma, and Fingertips ArtworkJune 2016

Shock, Asthma, and Fingertips

What do crushed fingertips and CHF have in common? Not much, except they’re both in this month’s episode. Kenji and Miz take on neurogenic shock and the nebulous ‘permissive hypotension’. Are some antibiotics worse when it comes to risk for C diff? You betcha. Jess tells the take of some weird neuro symptoms that ended up being a big deal. When it comes to managing critical kids, Simon Carley says our resuscitationist mindset will serve us well. Scotty W sets the vent for the intubated asthmatic. Our chest pain med mal case concludes. And should you medically treat your friends and family? Find out in this June 2016 EM:RAP. View chapters…

9hr 59min / 27 chapters · 4.5 CME Hours / 0.25 Free
Bonus ShortActive Shooter: Update 2016 Artwork

Active Shooter: Update 2016

We think this is an important topic, so we reached out to Dr. Mike Clumpner Ph.D. to give us an update.

20min · Free Episode
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Paper Chase Special

There’s no paperchase in this month’s EM:RAP episode, but fear not, we’ve got one for you right here!

15min
C3 - Minor/Stable GI Bleeding ArtworkMay 2016

C3 - Minor/Stable GI Bleeding

In last month’s episode, we dealt with patients who were obviously bleeding to death. Most patients with GI bleeding present with far less drama. The stakes here are high because the mortality of patients with GI bleeding are substantial. View chapters…

51min / one chapter
Snake Bites and The Missed MI ArtworkMay 2016

Snake Bites and The Missed MI

We send a lot of patients to the ICU, but what are the intensivists not telling us? Peter W gives the inside scoop. Ever delivered a baby in the ED? How about a breach? Chris Doty walks through managing perinatal disasters. Part one of a med mal case with recorded deposition testimony. Do you focus on wellness in your practice. Dike Drummond says you should. It’s OK to use peripheral vasopressors, as long as you're vigilant. Breast abscess doesn’t always need an I and D, so says Sacchetti. Ovarian torsion is often more myth than fact, Matt Delaney gives some clarity. And what’s the deal with seat belt signs? Kenji lifts the mist of confusion. All that and much more in the May 2016 EM:RAP. View chapters…

10hr 8min / 25 chapters · 4.5 CME Hours / 0.25 Free
Bonus ShortAbscess + Antibiotics = Better Outcome? Artwork

Abscess + Antibiotics = Better Outcome?

Current thinking is that incision and drainage of a simple cutaneous abscess is enough. Meaning no antibiotics needed. But can we do better?

16min
Bonus ShortAmiodarone, Lidocaine or Placebo for Cardiac Arrest? Artwork

Amiodarone, Lidocaine or Placebo for Cardiac Arrest?

Mel and Rob discuss a brand new randomized trial of active drugs vs. nothing for cardiac arrest that found that they still don’t work, but the door is not totally closed!

2min
Stabbed With A Needlestick ArtworkApril 2016

Stabbed With A Needlestick

Strap in for some splendidness, as trauma team leader Chris Hicks deconstructs the initial steps in managing a patient with penetrating chest trauma. Do you ever feel frustrated when managing patients with body fluid exposure? Greg Moran gives a primer on management and who you should consider for post exposure prophylaxis. Last month it was outpatient burns, now it’s time for the major players- third degree, Parkland formula, who needs intubation… Scotty Weingart opens the critical care mailbag on hypotensive SVT patients. Physostigmine, transvenous pacers, extraglottic airways, and Howie Mell’s top radio hits, all in this month’s EM:RAP! View chapters…

9hr 54min / 23 chapters · 4.5 CME Hours / 0.25 Free
C3 - Massive GI Bleed ArtworkApril 2016

C3 - Massive GI Bleed

The unstable patient with massive gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is one of the most dramatic things we will encounter in the ED. View chapters…

42min / one chapter
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New Venous Thromboembolism Guidelines

Hot off the press Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease: CHEST Guideline published in February 2016 addresses the clinical quagmire debated in this month’s show: Should we anticoagulate patients with subsegmental pulmonary embolism?

6min
C3 - Altered Mental Status - Part 2 ArtworkMarch 2016

C3 - Altered Mental Status - Part 2

Stuart and Mizuho continue their discussion about AMS, and discuss less common but interesting causes of AMS, including clinical findings, workup and management of these various diagnoses. View chapters…

57min / one chapter
Spring Forward Into PE ArtworkMarch 2016

Spring Forward Into PE

Spring is here and what a perfect time to talk PE. It’s a two for one special with a subsegmental PE battle for the ages between Tom Deloughery and Jeff Kline. Jeff returns later in the show for some PE in pregnancy mythbusting. Jess Mason and burn surgeon Chuck Yowler give us the skinny on second degree burns. Remember Icatibant, the miracle drug for ACE-I angioedema? There is some new data on it that may shock you. It seems like we talk low risk chest pain every month, but what does it really mean? Mike “Bouncebacks” Weinstock clears the air. That and so much more in this month's action packed medical exultation extravaganza. View chapters…

9hr 41min / 26 chapters · 4.5 CME Hours / 0.25 Free
Bonus ShortEM:RAP Special Report: Concussion Artwork

EM:RAP Special Report: Concussion

On this episode we discuss concussions, the sequelae that happen as a result of concussions, and the long term effects of repeated head trauma. We seek answers from “Captain Cortex”, Prof. Stuart Swadron. Medical team physician for the Cleveland Indians, Dr Tom Waters, explains the process of assessing when an injured player in the NFL can go back in the game. Dave’s personal trainer, Steven Yates, talks about his experience with concussions, as a former college football player, and Jess speaks to a young patient and his mother, who recently came into the ER after a head injury, about their story.

36min
A Fib Gets The Royal Treatment ArtworkFebruary 2016

A Fib Gets The Royal Treatment

It’s deep winter in the northern hemisphere which can only mean one thing… Cam Berg is back with a new treatment pathway. This time, it’s all about atrial fibrillation. Out of hospital cardiac arrest, using two defibrillators? It’s a real thing. Bryan Hayes puts NSAIDS, tramadol, and antidepressants under his jaundiced eye and the results may surprise you. We’ve got a trauma double feature - a new decision instrument for chest CT and thinking about retirement for the C-Collar. Reuben Strayer is back with a plea for more bougies, and more cowbell! View chapters…

8hr 26min / 27 chapters · 4.5 CME Hours / 0.25 Free
C3 - Altered Mental Status - Part 1 ArtworkFebruary 2016

C3 - Altered Mental Status - Part 1

The differential diagnosis for altered mental status is extremely broad. Stuart Swadron MD and Mizuho Spangler DO discuss the most common causes of AMS and review a practical approach to initially assessing a patient with undifferentiated AMS. View chapters…

43min / one chapter
Bonus ShortJust How Good is CT in Diagnosing Subarachnoid Hemorrhage? Artwork

Just How Good is CT in Diagnosing Subarachnoid Hemorrhage?

Hot off the press, Sensitivity of Early Brain Computed Tomography to Exclude Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

10min
Bonus ShortZika Virus Artwork

Zika Virus

Ilene Claudius and Mizuho Spangler gives and short overview of the Zika virus

6min
Bonus ShortVascular Injury in Extremity Trauma Artwork

Vascular Injury in Extremity Trauma

A trauma patient rolls in the door following a gunshot wound to the leg. Do they need to go straight to the OR? Can they wait for a CT angiography? Are they just fine and not in need of any surgical management? Jess Mason reviews the hard and soft signs of extremity vascular injury.

6min
Cracking The Chest ArtworkJanuary 2016

Cracking The Chest

Happy New Year and welcome to the thoracotomy extravaganza! Kenji Inaba breaks down not only the indicators for, but a how to guide on, emergency department thoracotomy. When is a UTI not a UTI? When there are no symptoms (at least in adults). Amiodarone is becoming as ubiquitous as Mel saying “buttocks”, but patients on this drug are at risk for some serious complications. Should all agitated mental health patients get immediate high dose sedation? Dan Mccollum says we can be more thoughtful to each patient’s needs. And we can’t forget about THAM, you know, THAM, tris-hydroxymethyl aminomethane, yeah that stuff. The ‘better bicarb’. Don’t worry, we’d never heard of it either. January EMRAP, here we go!... View chapters…

7hr 56min / 26 chapters · 4.5 CME Hours / 0.25 Free
C3 - Headache ArtworkJanuary 2016

C3 - Headache

A unique approach to the patient with headache with an emphasis on “Red Flag” symptoms and signs View chapters…

36min / one chapter · Free Episode