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Emergency Medical Minute


Aug 31, 2020

Emergency Medical Minute collaborated with CarePoint Health in early March for a night of education on Pediatric Emergencies at a local Denver brewery for our latest Brewcast. Pediatric patients require special considerations compared to adults when receiving medical care, and that remains true in the ED...

Aug 28, 2020

The penicillin and cephalosporin drug classes include many first line drug options for infectious disease although high rates of self-reported allergies may cause physicians to seek alternative options. In part two of our dive into antibiotics use for infectious disease, listen as Dr. Rachael Duncan, Emergency Medicine...

Aug 26, 2020

Trauma and loss are common issues faced by emergency personnel and first responders. These challenges have since been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. On this installment of Mental Health Monthly, Anat ‘Nati’ Geva, PsyD, LP joins us to discuss the stages of grief in response to loss and trauma and how they...

Aug 25, 2020

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Carbonated beverages have shown efficacy in helping patients spontaneously pass esophageal food impactions
  • Glucagon, while historically used for treatment, has been shown to have significant side effects without any clinical benefit
  • Definitive treatment is with...

Aug 24, 2020

Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Dental fractures are described by the Ellis classifications, which are based on the involvement of layers of the teeth:
    • Ellis I: involvement of the enamel 
    • Ellis II: involvement of the enamel and dentin
    • Ellis III: involvement of the enamel, dentin, and pulp