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CAEP 2013

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Hey all, Just got back from the annual CAEP (Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians - eg. ACEP in Canada) conference in Vancouver.  It was an absolute blast, with the highlight being a meet up with some fellow Canadian FOAMites, … [Continue reading]

Hyperkalemia myths from EMLyceum

Hi all, Short post today, as I just want to acknowledge the great work of another blog over at EMLyceum. The myths of hyperkalemia management are many.  While I have discussed the uselessness of kayexalate in my introductory post, I was … [Continue reading]

Digital Intubation, and I Don’t Mean Video

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Hey all, Listening to the May edition of EM:RAP yesterday, there was a segment by Patrick Shipsey on digital intubation.  At first I thought this would be the same old, same old.  That is, someone discussing the pros and cons of video and direct … [Continue reading]

SOCMOB How To: Jet Insufflation and Bougie Assisted Cric

Hi all, A few months back we looked at how to make your own cricothyrotomy trainer.  Easy and inexpensive, you can find the video here. Today I'm adding two more procedure videos which demonstrate a simple jet insufflation setup, as well as the … [Continue reading]

Evidence Based Management of Acute Heart Failure: Forget LMNOP, think POND!

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Case: Imagine you are an attending ED physician supervising a learner. A 72 year old female presents to the ED with cough and shortness of breath worsening over a week.  She has a history of Afib, previous MI, diabetes and dyslipidemia.  She … [Continue reading]

Eleven Madison Park with Mr. and Mrs. EMCrit

Happy Easter everyone. Today I'm cross-posting a restaurant review of Eleven Madison Park in NYC, from my other blog over at licencetoeat.wordpress.com.  The FOAMed connection is that the dinner was with Scott Weingart of the EMCrit … [Continue reading]

SOCMOB How To: Make an atomizer device

It's time for another video.  Today I'll be showing you how to MacGyver your own atomizer for intranasal and orotracheal drug administration.  Shout outs to fellow USask FOAMite Dr. Nadim Lalani (@ERMentor) and Dr. Whit Fisher for the idea behind … [Continue reading]

NSAIDs Part 3: Gastrointestinal Side Effects and Toxicity

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In part 1 of our discussion on NSAIDs, we discussed the equal efficacy of various NSAIDs, while in part 2, we looked at the concept of an analgesic ceiling effect when using NSAIDs. Congrats to all of those who identified the ceiling in part 2 as … [Continue reading]

SOCMOB How To: Make Your Own End-Tidal CO2 Detector

Hey SOCMOBBERS, The ASA now recommends that all procedural sedations (not conscious sedations!) be done with quantitative waveform capnography. While I understand it's not feasible in some places, capnography is a hugely valuable tool, and detects … [Continue reading]

SMACC 2013

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Hey SOCMOBBERS, Welcome to the new Wordpress site.  It took a while, but we've finally made it.  Part 3 of the NSAID discussion will be out in the next few days (it keeps getting longer), as will some new videos on how to Macgyver some equipment … [Continue reading]