#EMconf: Mechanism of Injury
#EMconf: Finger injuries
Back to Basics: Chest Tube Insertion
Master placement of surgical chest tubes with these simple tips and tricks.
Back to Basics: Open & Depressed Skull Fractures
This post is not intended to be a comprehensive review of skull fracture types and management, but rather a discussion of two subtypes of skull fracture – open and depressed fractures. I chose this topic because it’s something I saw frequently during my recent elective working in an emergency department in Kumasi, Ghana. In the United States at trauma centers these patients are frequently managed immediately by neurosurgery; however, with few consultants available, I was able to be more involved in the prolonged care of these patients. If faced with these types of severe head/skull injuries in a community hospital, it is important to feel comfortable with the initial management.
#EMconf: Rest or early activity for post-concussive children?
Do you routinely recommend rest for your post-concussive pediatric patient? You may reconsider this adivce. This week Dr. Lou Argentine reviewed this clincal question for his critically appraised topic.
#EMconf: Traumatic Arrest and REBOA
Have you cared for a paient dying from traumatic hemorrhagic shock despite maximum resucitation efforts? Dr. Zaffer Qasim from Christiana Care and @emmeddoc joined us for an outstanding talk on the use of REBOA in this patient population.
What is the Diagnosis by Dr. Joseph Cesarine?
29 year old male presents by HEMS after a motorcycle accident.
Tranexamic Acid: Evidence and Clinical Applications
Tranexamic Acid! It seems everywhere we look there are people touting TXA as the next miracle drug. This post introduces the clinical applications of TXA and the evidence supporting its use.
The Must-Know Complications of Supracondylar Fractures
Supracondylar fractures are the most common upper extremity fracture in the pediatric population therfore every emergency medicine provider should be deeply familiar with the known complications of such pathology. This post will introduce the types of supracondylar fractures and known complications.