When to worry and what to do about severe asthmatics.

Hemoptysis: An EM Primer

Pulmonary http://www.emdocs.net Blog Post Learning Time: 15mins / 0.25CME
Appraoch for the patient who is coughing up blood.
Controversies, data, pearls, and pitfalls of outpatient Pulmonary Embolism Managment.
Instructions for using face mask capnography for monitoring breathing in patients.
Assessment of ventilation of intubated patient. List of possible problems and how to fix them.

Pearls on Asthma and COPD

Asthma COPD http://coreem.net Podcast Learning Time: 15mins
Pearls discussing severe asthma and COPD exacerbations.
Patient presents with sudden onset SOB with ST Elevations on EKG. Dr. Smith gives a great walkthrough of the EKG, Echo, and some pearls on why some STEMIs need further investigation.
The Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM): Jane Brody wrote an article, "What Comes After the Heimlich Maneuver" that ran in the NY Times and stirred up a ruckus on Twitter. This is a reasonable article on choking and details the limitations of the Heimlich maneuver.  Unfortunately, the article ends  instructing the layperson cric…
Dr. Richard Ward tells his Best Case Ever of sickle cell acute chest syndrome that initially presented like a simple pain crisis on this EM Cases podcast
The basics for management of the mild to moderate asthma exacerbation
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