Therapeutic Hypothermia: The History of General Refrigeration (Podcast 02)

2018-04-03T23:54:40-05:00November 28th, 2013|Cardiology, Podcast, Procedures|

The Targeted temperature management Trial compared outcomes for therapeutic hypothermia at 33°C versus 36°C for cardiac arrest patients with persistent coma. It may very well be practice changing. Or maybe not. Before we can figure out what “truth” this research study may have uncovered, we will look at the development of therapeutic hypothermia and what the literature has already told us.

Emergency treatment of bomb and blast Injuries

2018-10-26T15:07:47-05:00November 26th, 2013|Disaster|

EMS and emergency physicians responding to bombs and explosions need to understand the unique patterns of injuries and key concepts of emergency care including mechanisms, evaluation, and initial treatments based on Disaster Medicine best practices.

Anomalous Right Coronary Artery

2016-10-13T18:16:31-05:00November 26th, 2013|Cardiology|

There are congenital variations from the normal coronary artery anatomy that have significant clinical importance. There are many permutations of the origin site and course of the three primary coronary arteries (left anterior descending, left circumflex, and right coronary artery)

What to do with White Powder

2016-10-13T18:16:31-05:00November 6th, 2013|Disaster, Environmental, Infectious Disease|

1. You local fire department responded to an incident at the courthouse where about ¼ teaspoon of white powder spilled from an envelope that contained payment for a parking ticket. What level of decontamination is required for the person handling the letter and those in the room? A