This week’s Grand Rounds was kicked off with our W. Brian Gibler visiting professor series with Dr. Ali Raja M.D., MBA, MPH, and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He gave us his insights on how to help move our specialty towards evidence based practice, as well as his tips on leadership within the context of academic emergency medicine. This was followed by our monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference with Dr. Titone. Dr. Shah then gave his R4 Clinical Soap Box on the utility of ultrasound in cardiac arrest, and the conference finished with Dr. Whitford giving his R3 Taming the SRU case follow up.Read More
Thyroid studies, often lying in the depths of any medical student differential, are an important tool in the Emergency Physician's toolkit, and knowing what to order when is a key part of using them wisely. This week, Dr. Makinen gives us a breakdown of thyroid pathology and testing.Read More
Dr. Axelson kicked off Grand Rounds this week with a look at DKA, hypercalcemia, suicide in the ED and more during M&M. Then we learned about Hereditary Angioedema, Thyroid Emergencies, Concussions, NIPPV and got a chalk talk about setting end goals of resuscitation from Dr. Dave Norton.Read More
Air Care Ground Rounds
Dr. Hinckley - Air Medical Resource Management
Familiarity and complacency can lead to mistakes. Stay uncomfortable. A policy for preflight walk-a-rounds will be released shortly.
E-poc blood gas analyzer is now on AirCare. Think about using it for all patients, but particularly those who are intubated or may be in a state of shock.
Dr. Powell - Minnesota Tube is coming to AirCare
Everything you need will be in the Critical Care bag. You can bring all the gear with you into the hospital without having to gather supplies there. No football helmet required.Read More
Ocular Emergencies with Dr. Titone
Blood supply to the eye is from the Internal Carotid and drainage is through cavernous sinus. Bony eye septum is an improtant structure that separates the superficial structures from the deeper structures that have direct communications with the brain.
Key historical factors: recent eye procedures, eye drop use, contact lens use, occupational history, UV ligh exposureRead More