Grand Rounds Recap 3.6.19

Grand Rounds Recap 3.6.19

From surgical airways to the undifferentiated shock patient, this week’s Grand Rounds was packed full of clinical pearls. Dr. Carleton started with a discussion of a tachycardia-inducing failed airway requiring cricothyrotomy. Drs. Jensen and Makinen presented a very detailed review of the literature and their proposed algorithm on infective endocarditis. Dr. Harty reviews a fascinating case of cecal volvulus that was identified early with the aid of a RUSH exam, while Dr. Liebman walked us through an approach to the patient with inhalation injuries. Finally, Dr. Roblee led an excellent review of SBP. The discussion was full of information you might use on your next shift!

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Grand Rounds Recap 8.30.2017

Grand Rounds Recap 8.30.2017

This week Dr. Gorder led us off with August's M&M cases, followed by Dr. Betz giving us great in-depth example of a proper joint exam from the perspective of sports medicine. Dr. Makinen gave us a talk of accidental hypothermia, Dr. Ludmer examined the link between chronic pain and depression and how concurrent treatment can help our patients quality of life. Dr. Wright gave us an update on UCEM Global Health and Dr. Colmer gave us a look into the critical care management of a DKA case.

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Ultrasound in HEMS

Ultrasound in HEMS

Critics out there may slight the use of ultrasound in the prehospital environment, saying it is just going to delay patient transfer and won’t add much to your decision making.  However, when used properly, the ultrasound should never delay patient care and, when used in the correct patient population, it could help greatly in both decision making and treatment. Let’s first talk about when to use it.  The logistics of this may be a bit tricky. 

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