Wednesday, May 6, 2015

@WUSTL_EM #EMConf : #FOAMed Supplement No. 1

Welcome to @WUSTL_EM #EMConf, the #FOAMed Edition. The purpose of this weekly column is to identify #FOAMed resources that reinforce and expand on the concepts/facts discussed during weekly conference.  Please e-mail to share additional resources (or just post them as comments below).

This week, we covered:

1. Core Content - Neuro with Dr. Hilbert. Discussed signs/symptoms/treatment of meningitis.
  - Peruse this Paucis-Verbis card from ALiEM on when you should get a CT prior to LP for meningitis.
- Listen to this 2010 EMcrit podcast on severe CNS infections.

2. Toxicology with Dr. Mullins - Management of Oral Hypoglycemic overdoses.
  - The Crashing Patient did this post on Hypoglycemia, including a review of the different oral hypoglycemics.
- The Poison Review touched on octreotide for sulfonylurea overdose in this blog post reviewing this article.

3. Critical Care with Dr. Palmer - Non-invasive Ventilation and Basics of Ventilator Management
 - Scott Weingart's Dominating the Vent Part 1 and Dominating the Vent Part 2 are great EM-based tutorials on Ventilator Management
-  Our own Dr. Fuller's algorithm posted on this blog for Troubleshooting Hypoxia on the Vent
-  Our own EMJClub covered benefits of low tidal volume ventilation 
- Brian Fuller & Brian Cohn wrote this article for epmonthly on "Protecting the Intubated Patient".

4.  Trauma Conference -Resuscitation of the patient in hemorrhagic shock
 - You can listen to this EMCrit podcast on resuscitation of the trauma patient in hemorrhagic shock.
-  You can read this excellent post on predicting need for Massive Transfusion in trauma from Life in the Fast Lane.
- For a discussion of more recent literature, read Rory Spiegel's EM Nerd post regarding the findings of the PROPPR trial regarding optimum transfusion strategies.


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