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Emergency Medical Minute


Jul 29, 2020

Meet Adis Keric, Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Board Certified Critical Care pharmacist who works in the Emergency Department and ICU of level 1 trauma center Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN. Adis is the founder and host of a new FOAMed podcast, ER-Rx. He started the podcast to inform clinicians in...

Jul 28, 2020

Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Contrast agents are commonly used for X-rays and CT’s to better characterize disease, but contrast doesn’t work with MRI. That’s where the element Gadolinium comes into play.
  • Gadolinium, element 64, is ferromagnetic (attracted to iron) below 68 degrees and above...

Jul 27, 2020

\Contributor: Don Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Altered mental status/confusion are major symptoms associated with both alcohol use and withdrawal.
  • Wernicke’s encephalopathy is a triad of symptoms of confusion, internuclear ophthalmoplegia, and confabulation
  • The treatment for Wernicke’s is IV thiamine or vitamin...

Jul 22, 2020

Meet Michelle Whaley, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Stroke Program Coordinator at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Jordan and Michelle discuss advances in Artificial Intelligence technology in an app that uses algorithms to analyze CT Angiograms to alert physicians of patients with images concerning for...

Jul 21, 2020

Contributor: Michael Hunt, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • PPE, or personal protective equipment, has become a major talking point since the emergence of the novel coronavirus (COVID 19).
  • While ubiquitous now, there was not always equipment to protect health care providers or patients from infectious exposures.
  • The invention...