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Sedation in the ED

An overview of sedation in the Emergency Department

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Sepsis SMACCback

So we're here at SMACC being treated to a fantastic conference and some superb talks. Last night (Day 1) closed with...

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Peripheral vasopressors and preshospital LMA vs ET Tube in Cardiac Arrest

Over the last few episodes we’ve talked about the use of vasopressors and their utility in resuscitation. It is a...

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RSI in the ED; should EM be taking the lead?

Rapid sequence induction, or RSI, is the preferred method of emergency tracheal intubation outside the operating room...

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The Hector project, Heartlands Elderly Care Trauma & Ongoing Recovery; a progress report

We catch up with Dr David Raven, Consultant in EM at HEFT regarding his Hector project, Heartlands Elderly Care...

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Presyncope, what does it mean for our patients in ED?

What does presyncope mean to you? If you ask this question to a handful of doctors you’ll get a multitude of...

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Vasopressors & Inotropes in the ED

In this podcast we are going­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ to be talking about inotropes and vasopressors. And we’re going to be...

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The PROMISE trial; is this the end of EGDT???

Trial of Early, Goal-Directed Resuscitation for Septic Shock NEJM March 17 2015   Sepsis has been in the EM...

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Thrombolysis for presumed MI in cardiac arrest

You’re in resus leading a cardiac arrest. Lying on the trolley is Dave, a 45 year old male, known hypertensive and...

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Assessing fluid status; USS and the IVC?

Fluid resuscitation represents the bedrock of initial treatment in the critically ill and injured patient with shock....

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Central Venous Pressure and fluid responsiveness

Since Rivers’s publication of Early Goal Directed Therapy (EGDT) at the turn of the century clinicians have talked...

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Framingham Risk Factors in the ED; from the RCFN

Everyone asks about Framingham risk factors when taking a history for possible ACS but what significance do they...

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HIV testing in the ED

A contentious subject in the ED but how would it work??

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A shocking pause

A look at the impact that a prolonged cause in CPR has on the associated outcome.

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Lactate and lactate clearance

A patients lactate is something that we often want to know, but how much do you really understand about it’s...

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One year of EBM

A round up of some of the key papers that we’ve reviewed over the 12 months that HEFTEMCAST has been running

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Blood and Sepsis; the TRISS trial

Sepsis is a hot topic at the moment. In this episode we look at the transfusion targets for patients with septic...

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Video laryngoscopy; can you see the cords?

Whilst the embedded management of the airway in ED is via direct laryngoscopy, advances in technology and equipment...

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The ARISE trial

The ARISE trial, following on from the ProCESS trial, is there a different message or is EGDT a thing of the past?

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Diagnostics in EM from the RCFN podcast

Everything we do in the Emergency Department is a test, be that a question, looking for a clinical finding or...

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