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Emergency Medical Minute


Sep 30, 2020

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

Sep 29, 2020

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • True allergies to penicillin compared to reported allergies from patients ranges around 10%
  • Recent study took patients undergoing sensitivity tests and developed the PEN(icillin)-FAST score to address reported penicillin allergies
  • PEN-FAST has four components for a...

Sep 28, 2020

Contributor: Don Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Local anesthetics injected directly into wounds can cause distortion - especially important in facial lacerations
  • Several blocks can be helpful to help numb branches of the trigeminal nerve (CN V) which innervates the face:
    • Supraorbital nerve block: blocks...

Sep 23, 2020

General Counsel attorney, Debi Smith, joins Dr. Nick Tsipis to discuss the ins and outs of healthcare law. Many people forget that a subpoena only compels attendance to a court date, it does not compel one to provide any information on a case without a specific HIPAA compliant authorization for use and disclosure of...

Sep 22, 2020

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Early antibiotics have been shown to improve outcomes in septic patients time after time
  • Emerging evidence challenges the concept of one-size-fits-all large fluid boluses for septic shock patients and fluid may worsen patients who have underlying...