Synthetic cannabinoid (SC) use is reaching new heights. Drs. Fernandez and Nelson review how to recognize and treat patients with SC intoxication.
Highlights from the 2015 American Heart Association CPR and ECC guidelines by Dr. Sean Kivlehan
Pain Management Pearls for Older Adults
A discussion which indicates that pre-charging the defibrillator during chest compressions in anticipation of a shockable rhythm at the rhythm check shortens time to defibrillation and minimizes the number of pauses in chest compressions during CPR.
Helpful tips on management of tubes and shunts in the emergency department. Special focus on helpful ways to reduce anxiety in special needs patients and children.
Wound closure, antibiotics, and post-exposure prophylaxis recommendations for all types of mammalian bites, including dog, cat, human, rat, bat, and others.
Useful tips on how to place an intraosseous needle in an agitated patient.
Discussion on the overall safety of lumbar puncture on an anticoagulated patient.

The Fingertip

Hand Videocast Learning Time: 10mins
Video Cast going over the anatomy and common pathology of the fingertips
emDocs post going over the guidlines and evidence for Coronary CT for the evaluation of low or intermediate risk chest pain.
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