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SGEM#437: Don’t Be Fooled by the Meds I Got, I Still Need an ESP Block – For My Rib Fractures

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Reference: Ramesh S, Ayyan SM, Rath DP, Sadanandan DM. Efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block compared to sham procedure in adult patients with rib fractures presenting to the emergency department: A randomized controlled trial. AEM April 2024 Date: April 19, 2024 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Suchismita Datta. She is an Assistant Professor and Director of […] The post SGEM#437: Don’t Be Fooled by the Meds I Got, I Still Need an ESP Block – For My Rib Fractures first appeared o

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4 Types of Suctioning Machines Every EMS Professional Should Know How to Use

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Airway suctioning is a routine part of a first responder’s job. From preventing aspiration pneumonia to clearing the airway of a drowning victim, the right suction machine is an integral part of your EMS toolkit. Yet many paramedics, EMTs, and other first responders avoid suctioning the airway unless they absolutely have to.

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Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

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We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter. Originally published at JournalFeed , a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates. Follow Dr. Clay Smith at @spoonfedEM , and sign up for email updates here. #1: Should We Use New Duke Criteria for Infective Endocarditis? Spoon Feed This external validation compared the 2023 Duke-International Society for Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases Diagnostic (ISCVID) Criteria aga

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