Month: December 2014

OXYGEN! Please put  patient on NC 2 -4. This is one of our critical action in mock oral board questions, but is it really a critical action, how much oxygen do we need for a pt w/o hypoxemia?

Cardiac arrest PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

It is interesting that you teach a concept and try to back it up with some literature, but sometimes you do not have a simple tools to show it. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia published an article Laryngoscope manipulation by experienced versus novice laryngoscopists in December 2014. This is exactly what I’m talking about! how to grab a laryngoscope and how to manipulate it.


It is good to tell residents something and back it up with some EVIDENCE!!! such as your Mentor is not someone to tell you something that You want to hear!…

General EM PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

This is a very routine practice in ED, “I’ll be more comfortable to give one dose of Abx and then send him/her home” I did not know where this quote came from. I searched Pubmed and found this article: Antibiotic use in the emergency department. IV: Single-dose therapy and parenteral-loading dose therapy. J Emerg Medicine in 1996!!!

Infectious Disease PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

We discussed 2 studies in our class specific session on impact of EPi on out of hospital cardiac arrest. J Am Coll Cardiol published another study  this month and challenged again use of Epi in OHCA. 1,556 patients from 2000 to 2012, using EPi with different doses, and the conclusion is  pre-hospital use of epinephrine was consistently associated with a lower chance of survival.

Cardiac arrest Cardiology PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4