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SGEM#441: Searching Searching for the best Clinical Decision Rule to Detect Pediatric C-Spine Injury

The Skeptics' Guide to EM

Reference: Tavender E, et al. Triage tools for detecting cervical spine injury in paediatric trauma patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2024 Date: May 29, 2024 Guest Skeptic: Dr. Caleb Ward is a pediatric emergency medicine attending and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Children’s National Hospital and The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC.

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Updates on the VA Final Rule and NDAA Workforce Amendment

American Ambulance Association

House Passes Language to Stop FY2025 Start of VA Final Rule On June 5, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FY2025 MilCon-VA-Related Agencies Appropriations bill. Included in the bill […] The post Updates on the VA Final Rule and NDAA Workforce Amendment appeared first on American Ambulance Association.

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Episode 197: Acute Agitation

Core EM

We discuss an approach to the acutely agitated patient and review medications commonly used. Hosts: Jonathan Kobles, MD Brian Gilberti, MD [link] Download Leave a Comment Tags: Agitation , psychiatry , Toxicology Show Notes Background/Epidemiology • Definition and Scope : Agitation encompasses behaviors from restlessness to severe altered mental states.

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New Podcast Alert!

Chicago EMT Training

Marty and I created a new show. We hope to catch with up with old friends, discuss current events and policies, and cultivate discussions with healthcare adjacent professionals. Thanks for being here.

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TIRBO 62: The sweet spot for learning

Critical Care Scenarios

Responsible self-directed learning occurs in a zone between comfort and novelty. Find us on Patreon here! Buy your merch here! Responsible self-directed learning occurs in a zone between comfort and novelty. Find us on Patreon here! Buy your merch here!

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Share Your Message of Support for Families of Fallen EMS Heroes

American Ambulance Association

The all-volunteer National EMS Memorial Service honors EMS professionals who have died in the line of duty. Write your message of sympathy for the families of the 2024 honorees below, […] The post Share Your Message of Support for Families of Fallen EMS Heroes appeared first on American Ambulance Association.

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The Andexxa Showpiece

EM Literature of Note

Every so often a masterclass performance arises in the medical literature. A performance transcending the boundaries of what was once thought possible. A shining exemplar of human achievement. This is a trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine , with the following features: Conducted by an institute sponsored by pharma. Designed by the first author, a consultant for pharma, and two employees of pharma.

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EMCrit Wee – Controlled Automated Reperfusion of the Whole Body (CARL) ECPR / ECLS Yields Amazing Results

EMCrit Project

Today, we talk about a paper that showed impressive neurologically intact survival for all-rhythms presenting in cardiac arrest, both OHCA and IHCA. It uses a new set of strategies and technologies called CARL. The Paper Treatment of Refractory Cardiac Arrest by Controlled Reperfusion of the Whole Body: A Multicenter, Prospective Observational Study Supplemental Material […] EMCrit Project by Scott Weingart, MD FCCM.

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Rest in Peace, Richard Zuschlag

American Ambulance Association

It is with profound sorrow that the American Ambulance Association extends our heartfelt condolences to the Acadian family on the passing of Richard Zuschlag. As a cherished friend and esteemed […] The post Rest in Peace, Richard Zuschlag appeared first on American Ambulance Association.

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The MATE ACT Mandate

Life in the Fastlane

Sunayana Samantaray and Mike Cadogan The MATE ACT Mandate The Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act went into effect late 2023.

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Second Entry Period Open: MSA Cairns® 1836 Fire Helmet Giveaway

NVFC

The second entry period is now open for the MSA Cairns® 1836 Fire Helmet Giveaway. Volunteer firefighters who are members of the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) can enter to win one of the helmets, which showcase the iconic traditional design with innovative features that address today’s fire service needs. This is the second of four opportunities to win a Cairns® 1836 Fire Helmet in 2024.

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Chocolate, Chaos, and Cops

FOAMfrat

It’s a Fall night in the middle of nowhere, you’re staffing a Paramedic Ambulance in a combination system. You’re on a 24hr shift and getting ready for bed, already drowsy and ready for a nap. Right as you’re making your bunk you get dispatched for a reported overdose with police enroute, no further information. We’ve all had this call before, right?

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OSHA Emergency Response Rule Comment Period Extended Again

American Ambulance Association

From the OSHA Website on June 4, 2024 NEW Update: The deadline for comment submission has been extended a second time to July 22, 2024. The Emergency Response proposed rule is here! OSHA […] The post OSHA Emergency Response Rule Comment Period Extended Again appeared first on American Ambulance Association.

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What Do You Need for True Interoperability?

Pulsara

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article originally appeared on EMS1.com. Special thanks to our guest author, John Erich, for EMS1 BrandFocus Staff. __ Technologies require these four attributes to unite all the players in emergency response In many ways, the response to the November 2022 Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs was textbook. Police received the first call from inside the club at 11:56 p.m., got there at midnight and had the shooter—who had been subdued by club patrons— in custody by 12:02 a.m.

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Take Part in Safety Stand Down, June 16-22

NVFC

Safety Stand Down is just around the corner, and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) encourages all fire departments to participate by suspending non-emergency activities the week of June 16-22 to focus on training and education relating to this year’s theme – Fire Training: Back to Basics. Training is the foundation of any fire department. It is what prepares firefighters to be ready to respond to fires and a vast array of other emergencies so they can effectively and safely protect thei

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Normal angiogram one week prior. Must be myocarditis then?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Magnus Nossen The patient in todays case is a 50 year old male. He has a medical hx notable for hypertension, hyperlipidemia and previous tobacco use disorder. The patient presented due to chest pain that was typical in nature, retrosternal and radiating to the left arm and neck. He denied any exertional chest pain. The below ECG was recorded.

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Happy Pride Month!

American Ambulance Association

Happy Pride Month from the American Ambulance Association! Facebook Instagram View this post on Instagram A post shared by American Ambulance Association (@amerambassociation) X (Twitter) This month, and every month, […] The post Happy Pride Month! appeared first on American Ambulance Association.

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What Are The Signs Of Respiratory Distress in Children?

SSCOR

Respiratory distress is a common reason for emergency room visits in children and neonates. Children under four are especially vulnerable to respiratory problems. First responders typically see an uptick in respiratory issues among children during cold and flu season. A prompt response can save lives; in 2023, 106 children died from flu complications.

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FirstNet: Leveling the Playing Field for Volunteer Firefighters

NVFC

By David Cook, FirstNet Authority Senior Public Safety Advisor Volunteer firefighters are the heart of our nation’s fire services community. Over 80% of fire departments in the United States are either all or mostly volunteer organizations. These agencies are often smaller, rural, and have fewer resources. However, there are ways volunteer agencies can level the playing field, despite the challenges.

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Chest pain with serial ECGs – can you guess the sequence?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Written by Jesse McLaren A 45-year-old presented with 24 hours of intermittent chest pain. Below are serial ECGs focusing on the inferior leads and aVL. Can you guess the sequence? First, what’s the interpretation of each ECG on its own? #1 There’s T wave inversion in III/aVF and a taller T wave in aVL and V2. On it’s own this is nonspecific, but in the right context this could be diagonal occlusion (if active chest pain) or infero-posterior reperfusion (if resolved chest pain). #2 Normal ECG #3

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OSHA NPRM Emergency Response Standard 2nd Comment Period Extension

American Ambulance Association

This content is for AAA members only. Please either Log In or Join! The post OSHA NPRM Emergency Response Standard 2nd Comment Period Extension appeared first on American Ambulance Association.

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ToxCard: Osmol Gap – Part 2

EMDocs

Authors: Travis Mok, MD (@tkcm01 on Threads, Emergency Medicine Resident, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School); Cynthia Santos, MD (Emergency Medicine Attending, Medical Toxicologist, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School) // Reviewed by: Anthony Spadaro, MD (@TSpadaro91, Medical Toxicology Fellow, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ); James Dazhe Cao, MD (@JamesCaoMD, Associate Professor of EM, Medical Toxicology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX); Alex Koyfman, MD (@EMHighAK); Br

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Research Roundup (June 2024)

First 10 EM

Back again with another month’s worth of interesting, inane, or sometimes important emergency medicine literature. As always, podcast version on BroomeDocs or YouTube. Obviously, GCS 8 doesn’t mean intubate Freund Y, Viglino D, Cachanado M, Cassard C, Montassier E, Douay B, Guenezan J, Le Borgne P, Yordanov Y, Severin A, Roussel M, Daniel M, Marteau […] The post Research Roundup (June 2024) appeared first on First10EM.

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JC: Is nebulised ketamine an option in the ED?

St. Emlyn's

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMed Journal club review of an RCT on the use of nebulised ketamine use in the emergency department. Yet another route for ketamine? Or maybe not?? #FOAMed @stemlyns The post JC: Is nebulised ketamine an option in the ED? appeared first on St.Emlyn's.

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Trust No One, Believe Nothing, Pre-Oxygenation is Key

EMOttawa

Your patients need you to start rethinking what you know about pre-oxygenation. The peri-intubation period is a physiologically hazardous time; when we feel forced to act in critical situations, we often try to speed things up and cut corners. We hope to convince you, with an abundance of evidence, that taking the time to perfectly […] The post Trust No One, Believe Nothing, Pre-Oxygenation is Key appeared first on EMOttawa Blog.

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CCR24 and CCR Down Under

Life in the Fastlane

Chris Nickson CCR24 and CCR Down Under Don't miss out on the livestream for the upcoming CCR24 meeting. and registrations for CCR Down Under have opened!

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Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

EMDocs

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: What’s the Best Target in the Neck for US Guided Central Access Spoon Feed This was a network meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials comparing 5 different central venous catheterization (CVC) approaches.

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Podcast – April 2024 Monthly Round Up – Bougies, cardiac arrest, trauma, sepsis, race and medicine, and choosing with intention

St. Emlyn's

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMed The latest St Emlyn's podcast with discussion about Bougies, cardiac arrest, trauma, sepsis, race and medicine and choosing with intention The post Podcast – April 2024 Monthly Round Up – Bougies, cardiac arrest, trauma, sepsis, race and medicine, and choosing with intention appeared first on St.Emlyn's.

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EMT Opportunities Abroad

Unitek EMT

Learn about EMT services in disaster response, conflict zones, and underserved areas, and how to get involved. As healthcare services become increasingly globalized, the demand for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) on the international stage has never been higher. The integration of international medical support is vital in addressing global challenges such as natural disasters, conflicts, […] The post EMT Opportunities Abroad appeared first on Unitek EMT.

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The New NREMT Exams

The EMS Educator

On July 1, 2024, the NREMT will transition from the current psychomotor examinations to the new AEMT Certification Examination and new Paramedic Certification Examination. According to the NREMT, this will "bring Paramedic and AEMT examinations in line with most other health-based professions, which have made similar updates in recent years, and matches the best research and science that’s currently available.

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Volunteer Fire Departments Can Now Apply for $10,000 Hazmat Preparedness Grant

NVFC

A total of $60,000 will be donated to six departments by CHEMTREC® and its supporters As the number of hazmat incidents occurring annually continues to increase, more volunteer fire departments are finding it difficult to afford the training and equipment needed to prepare for and respond to these kinds of incidents. To help departments access these much-needed resources, CHEMTREC® has partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) for the sixth year to offer the CHEMTREC HELP (Hazmat

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Celebrating Pride Month at FirstWatch: Honoring Our LGBTQ+ Team Members

FirstWatch

As we step into June, FirstWatch is proud to celebrate Pride Month, a time dedicated to honoring the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ community. This month serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of inclusion, acceptance, and the ongoing struggle for equality. At FirstWatch, we believe that our strength lies in our diversity. Our LGBTQ+ team members are integral to our success, bringing unique perspectives, creativity, and passion to our workplace.

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Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon in Basking Ridge: What They Do and What to Expect

Paramedics World

If you are looking for an oral maxillofacial surgeon in Basking Ridge, then our surgeons at Ridge Oral Surgery are happy to help! Maxillofacial surgeons, sometimes called “oral or mouth… The post Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon in Basking Ridge: What They Do and What to Expect appeared first on Paramedics World.

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Thomas sign

Life in the Fastlane

Gary Zhang and Mike Cadogan Thomas sign Thomas's sign: Silver, aluminium or metallic coloured stools. Caused by the combination of cholestatic (acholic) pale stools secondary to CBD obstruction and the black-tar colour malaena.

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Join the NVFC!

NVFC

If you are not already a member of the NVFC, you are missing out on an array of benefits. For just $21 per year, NVFC members get a $10,000 AD&D insurance policy; access to the NVFC First Responder Helpline for themselves and their household family; all training FREE in the Virtual Classroom; access to the Volunteer Voices member forum; eligibility to apply for special grant, scholarship, and giveaway programs; discounts from NVFC partners; and more!

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JC: Risky intubations in the Emergency Department

St. Emlyn's

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMed This study in the Journal of Trauma Acute Care Surgery shows that emergency department (ED) intubation for patients needing urgent haemorrhage control surgery is linked to higher mortality and complications. Prioritising rapid resuscitation and OR transfer over ED intubation may improve outcomes. Further prospective research is needed The post JC: Risky intubations in the Emergency Department appeared first on St.Emlyn's.

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Dental Implants in Basking Ridge: Types and Procedures

Paramedics World

If you have a dental emergency or are just looking for a great tooth replacement option, then our oral surgeons can help. We offer a number of dental implant types… The post Dental Implants in Basking Ridge: Types and Procedures appeared first on Paramedics World.