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Emergency Medical Minute


Sep 13, 2021

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Retrospective cohort study in the Kaiser system looked at over 4 million patients receiving antibiotics to determine the effect of penicillin allergy prompts in the EHR on antibiotic prescribing
  • Half of the sites removed prompts stating penicillin allergy and half kept...

Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Glenda Quan, trauma surgeon from Swedish Medical Center joins our host Jordan Ourada to review a case of an incorrectly placed IO and how to avoid it.

The Emergency Medical Minute is excited to announce that we are now offering AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ via online course modules. To access these and for more...

Sep 7, 2021

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Insulin pumps provide a continuous infusion of fast-acting insulin using a basal rate and bolus prior to meals
  • Some connect to a continuous glucometer but often blood glucose needs to be checked manually
  • Hypoglycemia is rarely due to a malfunctioning pump - there is...

Aug 31, 2021

Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Prospective trial studied 5 mg IM droperidol to 10 mg IM olanzapine (Zyprexa) in the reducing levels of agitation
  • Time to adequate sedation was about 16 minutes for both agents
  • Droperidol was slightly less sedating than olanzapine and length of stay for olanzapine was...

Aug 30, 2021

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Using LET, procedural sedation, and distraction techniques are often needed to successfully perform painful procedures in pediatrics patients
  • The technique of clown therapy has been studied as an adjunct to LET and other distraction techniques for procedures in pediatric...