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Emergency Medical Minute


Oct 27, 2020

Contributor: Jared Scott, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Lactate is a byproduct of anaerobic metabolism or tissue hypoperfusion
  • Though typically associated with severe sepsis, hyperlactatemia can be caused by vigorous exercise, seizures, liver failure, asthma exacerbations, albuterol, metformin, antiretroviral drugs, and...

Oct 26, 2020

Contributor: Don Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Pain is ubiquitous in the emergency department but it is not the enemy - suffering is
  • Nociception is the ability to feel noxious stimuli which usually causes a reaction, like pulling a limb away when you feel something painful. Nociception is really a brainstem reflex.

Oct 21, 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...

Oct 20, 2020

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • The use of oxygen is controversial when treating patients with certain conditions, like MI’s, stokes, or ARDS because adverse outcomes have been demonstrated with using high oxygen concentrations.
  • The Oxygen ICU trial looked at using higher and lower oxygen levels in...

Oct 19, 2020

Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Classically presents with the 6Ps: Pain, pallor, paresthesia, pulseless, poikilothermia (cold), and paralysis
  • Acute limb ischemia occurs by embolic or thrombotic causes
  • Thrombotic causes are now more common due to aging populations and advancements in vascular surgery...