Join ED clinical pharmacist Jimmy Pruitt and Dan McCollum as we discuss the reasons that the traditional "B52" cocktail of haloperidol, lorazepam, and diphenhydramine is badly in need of updating. Why this cocktail is slower than you think. Newer medications that are more effective. Smarter approaches to agitated patients. This podcast is being cross published with the "Pharm So Hard" podcast, an excellent podcast discussing many excellent clinical pharmacology topics.
Join Dan McCollum and EM clinical pharmacist RJ LaCoursiere as they discuss the use of buprenorphine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. Who should be considered for treatment with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Why should it be avoided if the patient isn't in acute withdrawal? What is a DEA X waiver and why should you look into getting waivered? Free training can be found at https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/receive-medication-assisted-treatment-training .
Dr. Renuka Mehta, a pediatric intensivist at the Medical College of Georgia, joins Drs Matthew Smith and Zac Hodges to discuss the fundamentals of respiratory failure. What is exactly is respiratory failure? What is the role of non-invasive respiratory support in pediatric patients? What are the indications for emergency intubation? All of this and more from the Department of Pediatrics from the Medical College of Georgia.
Join doctors Smitha Mathew, Kaitlin Verdone, Zac Hodges, and Dan McCollum as they navigate the difficult waters of pediatric sepsis. What exactly is sepsis? Are there any differences in the treatment of pediatric sepsis compared to adult sepsis? What should I do if I see a septic child at a small community Emergency Department? We discuss this and more in this episode!
Dr. Tony Zitek drops some knowledge on you about the deceptively complex topic of sore throats. What diagnoses are important other than strep and viral pharyngitis? Why should assess neck mobility during your physical examination? How should you treat common causes of sore throat? Join us for this and more on this episode!
Join Christopher Watson, Zac Hodges, and Dan McCollum as they discuss the management of pediatric traumatic brain injury. What should you look for on exam? When is intubation appropriate? How can you treat increased intracranial pressure? Where should you send your patient if you are at a community emergency department? We go beyond the basics here, discussing a very challenging topic.
Join emergency physician Tony Zitek as he guides you through the diagnosis and management of urinary tract infections. Which elements of the history and physical exam are key? What are the pearls and pitfalls in the diagnosis of UTI? When is a culture needed? How do I obtain a disposition? Join us for this and more as Dr. Zitek guides us through the surprisingly tricky management of this common disease.
Join Dan McCollum as he discusses COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. What are the symptoms of this disease? How is it spread? What personal protective equipment is needed? What are key elements of the history and physical exam? Are there any treatments that help? This is a rapidly evolving topic, so please use multiple sources, stay informed, and follow your local hospital's guidance as this disease develops.
Join Zac Hodges and Dan McCollum as they have a conversation about neonatal fevers with Dr. Kathryn McLeod, an experienced pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Georgia. We discuss the general approach to taking the history and physical exam of a patient with a fever under the age of 90 days. Where did prior guidelines on the initial workup come from? How did immunizations change the risk of serious bacterial infection? What are some recent new approaches to the febrile neonate?
Join physicians Eric Ring, Zac Hodges, and Dan McCollum as they discuss how to properly care for the pediatric patient with sickle cell disease. Dr. Eric Ring is a pediatric specialist in Hematology and Oncology at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, GA. What are the critical elements of a history of present illness? What red flags should you look for on physical exam? What are the dreaded complications of sickle cell disease that you should be wary of? Join us for these questions and m