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Emergency Medical Minute


Aug 9, 2022

Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Tachycardia describes a heart rate of >120 beats per minute
  • Wide Complex describes a QRS duration of >120 ms or 3 small boxes on a standard EKG
  • The major differential for a wide complex tachycardia is Ventricular Tachycardia (VT), aka “V Tach”, or Supraventricular...

Aug 8, 2022

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Awareness with recall of paralysis can occur in intubated and ventilated patients receiving paralytic medications
    •  Patients who suffer from this effect are at high risk of developing severe PTSD, depression, and suicidal ideations
    • Occurs in approximately 0.1-0.2% of...

Aug 3, 2022

Selected audio from our event, Palliative, hosted on June 27, 2022 in conjunction with Children's Hospital Colorado's Department of Palliative Medicine and The Denver Hospice's Footprints Program.

Keynote address by Dr. Nadia Tremonti, pediatric palliative care physician at Children's Hospital of Michigan

Expert Panel...

Aug 2, 2022

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Intranasal medication administration is a convenient, quick, and relatively painless option for pediatric patients
  • Often used as an initial medication to help control pain in children prior to establishing an IV
  • Using an atomizer is preferred when administering...

Jul 27, 2022

In this second episode of a two-part mini-series, we feature Dr. Nadia Haddad, a Colorado psychiatrist, and Dr. Ricky Dhaliwal, an emergency medicine physician, as they discuss the various treatment modalities for substance-induced psychosis. They explore pharmacologic treatments, inpatient and outpatient treatments,...