iEM Weekly Feed 6

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How to Read C-Spine X-Ray

by Dejvid Ahmetović and Gregor Prosen Introduction C-spine x-ray interpretation is one of the fundamental skills of emergency physicians. Although current guidelines lead us to

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Amal Mattu’s White Board Teaching

Thanks to Dr. Mattu for giving us a chance to share his whiteboard teaching pearls.

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BLUE protocol

by Toh Hong Chuen Case Presentation A 68-year-old man with a history of congestive cardiac failure (CCF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) presented with breathlessness

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Selected Procedures

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

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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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What every Med Student/Intern should know about EM

Rob Rogers Joe Lex C. James Holliman Learn the secrets of Emergency Medicine from the fabulous four chapters prepared by three worldwide experts. Listen or

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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Sampling

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

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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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Mattu and Winters’s Pearls

Thanks to Dr. Winters and Dr. Mattu for giving us a chance to share their whiteboard teaching pearls.

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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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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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IV Catheters and Flow Rates

Read “IV Line Access” Chapter More Infographic

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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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Intraosseous line access sites

Read “Intraosseos (IO) line/access” Chapter More Infographic

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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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Assessing Pneumothorax Size

Read “Spontaneous Pneumothorax” Chapter More Infographic

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Selected Pulmonary Emergencies

Pulmonary/Respiratory Emergencies selected from SAEM and IFEM undergraduate curriculum are uploaded into the website. You can read, all these chapters freely. More specific disease entities

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Spontaneous Pneumothorax

by Mahmoud Aljufaili Introduction Pneumothorax refers to the presence of air in the pleural cavity. It can impair oxygenation/ventilation. There are two types of spontaneous pneumothorax

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by Mary J. O. Case Presentation A 74-year-old male with a history of hypertension and diabetes presented to the emergency department with a cough productive

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by Ayse Ece Akceylan Case Presentation A 50-year-old male with a history of asthma presents to the emergency department (ED) with shortness of breath, tachypnea,

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