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Approach to EKG Interpretation

In this EM Ed lecture we present an alternative approach to EKG interpretation. We focus on the indications for ordering an EKG and how that guides the reading of an EKG. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-cardiology/ekg

Chest Pain: It's Giving Me Angina

In this EM Ed lecture we present a practical approach to chest pain. What's the critical differential diagnosis? How does that guide your work up and treatment? http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-cc/chestpain

Shortness of Breath: She Looked Fine A Second Ago

In this lecture we discuss the approach to a patient with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. We review the critical differential diagnosis and the management strategy necessary to assess and stabilize these patients. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-cc/sob

 

Dizziness: The Ultimate BS Chief Complaint

In this EM Ed lecture we share why Dizziness is one of our least favorite chief complaint. The trick is to determine if the patient is having a vertigo vs near syncope. After that it's a matter of working up your critical differential diagnosis. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-cc/dizziness

Approach to CHF Exacerbation

In this lecture we go over the approach to a patient with in CHF Exacerbation. We discuss reassessing the differential diagnosis to ensure that you are not early anchoring. We discuss how to assess your patient's respiratory status and how that will influence your initial resuscitative efforts. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-cardiology/chf

Approach to Narrow Complex Tachycardia

One of the scariest things to face is a patient with a runaway heart rate. In this EM Ed lecture we discuss an approach to the patient with tachycardia. Learn the algorithm needed to confidently work-up and treat this abnormal vital sign. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-cardiology/svt

Approach to Wide Complex Tachycardia

In this lecture we discuss the approach to a patient with wide complex tachycardia with a pulse. The first step is to determine if the patient is stable or unstable. Once you have determined the patient's status you can then initiate the appropriate therapy. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-cardiology/wct
 

ED Work Flow: An Efficient Approach to Working Up Patients

In this EM Ed lecture we discuss an efficient approach to working up a patient. The approach hinges on creating a critical differential diagnosis after the chief complaint. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-basics/workflow

Wild Cards: Avoiding Land Mines

In this lecture we discuss wild cards. These are features in the history and pmh that tip the provider off that the patient may not present the same way as other patients with badness. As a result the provider should lower his/her threshold to perform a more thorough history, physical, and work up. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-basics/wild

Approach to the Bradycardic Patient

What do you do if your patient has a heart rate of 50. Better yet what will you do if your patient's heart rate drops to 30? In this EM Ed lecture we discuss the approach to the bradycardic patient. We review how to make the call if your patient is stable or unstable and the interventions that are needed to stabilize both populations of patients.  http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-cardiology/bradycardia

 

The Pulseless Patient

In this lecture we review what to do when your patient is pulseless. We go over the essential steps and strategies needed to get ROSC. http://www.blog.numose.com/emed-basics/pulseless