Selected Procedures

17 of recommended procedures by SAEM/ IFEM  are uploaded to the Website! with curated #FOAMed resources.

Intraosseous (IO) Line/Access

by Keith A. Raymond Introduction Peripheral Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a nursing skill. Few countries throughout the world require physicians to perform this procedure on

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Splinting and Casting

by Joseph Pinero, Timothy Snow, Suzanne Bentley Case Presentation 1 65-year-old female with a history of hypertension and diabetes presenting with right wrist pain and

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Urinary Catheter Placement

by Gul Pamucu Gunaydin Case Presentation A 75-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department with difficulty voiding. He had this complaint for over

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Reduction of Common Fractures and Dislocations

by Dejvid Ahmetović and Gregor Prosen Introduction Most of the orthopedic injuries can be predicted considering the chief complaint, the age of the patient and

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Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)

by Qais Abuagla Introduction Airway management is one of the most important skills for an Emergency Department practitioner to master because failure to secure an

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Procedural Sedation and Analgesia

by Nik Rahman Introduction When working in the emergency room, one often finds himself in a situation where painful diagnostic or therapeutic procedures are needed

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Nasogastric Tube Placement

by Sara Nikolić and Gregor Prosen Introduction Nasogastric (NG) tube placement is one of the most common procedures performed in intensive care settings, the emergency

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Lumbar Puncture

by Khuloud Alqaran Case Presentation A16-year-old male, without a known case of any medical illness, presented to the ED accompanied by his mother. His chief

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Pericardiocentesis

by David Wald and Lindsay Davis Case Presentation A 52-year-old female with a history of metastatic breast cancer presents to the emergency department with a

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Emergency Delivery

by David F. Toro, Diana V. Yepes, Ryan H. Holzhauer Case Presentation As you begin the morning of your next weekend day shift in a

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Intravenous (IV) Line Access

by Keith A. Raymond Introduction Peripheral Intravenous (IV) cannulation is a nursing skill. Few countries throughout the world require physicians to perform this procedure on

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Gastric Lavage and Activated Charcoal Application

Gastric Lavage and Activated Charcoal Application chapter written by Elif Dilek Cakal from Turkey is just uploaded to the Website! Read Chapter

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Cardiac Monitoring

by Stacey Chamberlain Case Presentation A 44-year-old male patient with a history of hypertension and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis presents with shortness of breath after

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Basics of Bleeding Control

by Ana Spehonja and Gregor Prosen Types of wounds Contusion (Contusio): It is a result of minor forces, usually over clothes on 90°angle. Capillaries beneath

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Arthrocentesis

by Tanju Tasyurek Introduction Arthrocentesis is an acknowledged, useful procedure to puncture and aspiration of a joint. It is usually performed both as a diagnostic and

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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Sampling

by Matija Ambooz and Gregor Prosen Case Presentation A 23 years old pregnant woman was admitted with a history of polyuria, dysuria, fever, and thirst. She

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use

by Mehmet Ali Aslaner Introduction AED is a portable electronic device that produced to detect and treat the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias such as like ventricular fibrillation

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