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Larry Mellick, MD, presents important clinical pearls in short videos.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Treating Priapism in the ED, Video 1 of 2

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Dr. Larry Mellick says emergency physicians have mental blocks when it comes to managing priapism. He helps dispel some of the performance anxiety associated with this condition by teaching how to mix up the phenylephrine used for intracavernosal blocks, which means this penile compartment syndrome doesn’t languish while EPs wait for the urologist. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Treating Priapism in the ED, Video 2 of 2

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Dr. Larry Mellick says emergency physicians have mental blocks when it comes to managing priapism. He helps dispel some of the anxiety demonstrating how to set up an aspiration and irrigation system, which dramatically simplifies the entire process. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Treating Priapism in the ED, Video 2 of 2

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Dr. Larry Mellick says emergency physicians have mental blocks when it comes to managing priapism. He helps dispel some of the anxiety demonstrating how to set up an aspiration and irrigation system, which dramatically simplifies the entire process. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Treating Priapism in the ED, Video 1 of 2

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Dr. Larry Mellick says emergency physicians have mental blocks when it comes to managing priapism. He helps dispel some of the performance anxiety associated with this condition by teaching how to mix up the phenylephrine used for intracavernosal blocks, which means this penile compartment syndrome doesn’t languish while EPs wait for the urologist. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: An Ophthalmic Photo and Video Tool

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Dr. Larry Mellick waxes poetic about the Eidolon Photo Bluminator, which can take excellent still photographs and high-quality videos of the external surface of the eye. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Peritoneal Taps for Removing Ascites Fluids

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Dr. Larry Mellick interviews Richard Gordon, MD, whose step-by-step presentation shows how to safely perform peritoneal taps. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: The Daunting Ear Cartilage Laceration Repair

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Dr. Larry Mellick shares tips and tricks that will help emergency physicians repair ear cartilage lacerations with ease. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see a laceration repair.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Like Pulling Teeth

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Dr. Larry Mellick recently spent a week in Jamaica providing care under relatively harsh conditions. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see the dental team demonstrate the elemental steps of pulling a tooth.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Triceps Surae Examination Pearls (2 of 2)

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Dr. Larry Mellick has tips and tricks for examining and diagnosing patients with calf pain. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see how to do the Thompson test for an Achilles tendon injury.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Triceps Surae Examination Pearls (1 of 2)

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Dr. Larry Mellick has tips and tricks for examining and diagnosing patients with calf pain. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see how to examine an injured soleus muscle.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Managing Sacroiliac Pain

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Dr. Larry Mellick has been treating localized sacroiliac pain with injections of bupivacaine and methylprednisolone for several years. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see how to perform this simple technique.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Open Airway-Neutral Cervical Spine

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Pediatric trauma patients on backboards and in cervical collars often have their airways partially compromised. Dr. Larry Mellick advocates for teaching EMTs how to maintain an open airway and neutral cervical spine. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see how to perform this simple technique.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Devastating Leg Injury

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Dr. Larry Mellick acknowledges the bad blood that sometimes exists between emergency medicine and surgery, but says there are many times he is grateful for his surgical colleagues, like in this video. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see him talk about a patient with a devastating leg injury.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Stiletto Heel Injury

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Dr. Larry Mellick acknowledges the bad blood that sometimes exists between emergency medicine and surgery, but says there are many times he is grateful for his surgical colleagues, like in this video. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see him talk about a patient with a stiletto heel injury.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Cherry Bomb Injury

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Dr. Larry Mellick acknowledges the bad blood that sometimes exists between emergency medicine and surgery, but says there are many times he is grateful for his surgical colleagues, like in this video. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see him talk about a patient with a cherry bomb injury.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Chainsaw Injury

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Dr. Larry Mellick acknowledges the bad blood that sometimes exists between emergency medicine and surgery, but says there are many times he is grateful for his surgical colleagues, like in this video. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see him talk about a patient with a chainsaw injury.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Dr. Ric Solis’s Innovative Idea

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Dr. Larry Mellick interviews Ricaurte A. Solis, DO, who has created, with input from the FOAM community, a novel way to deliver oxygen during needle cricothyroidotomy. Read Dr. Solis’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to hear him demonstrate this innovative technique.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Ketamine for Pain-Video 3 of 3

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Multiple reports in the literature describe the successful use of ketamine for refractory chronic pain. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to hear how ketamine helped this patient with sickle cell pain.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Ketamine for Pain-Video 2 of 3

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Peripheral and central sensitization of pain pathways are recognized as part of the process of chronic and subacute pain syndromes. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to hear how ketamine helped this patient with peripheral neuropathy pain.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Ketamine for Pain-Video 1 of 3

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Ketamine is a fascinating drug with multiple potential applications in the emergency department, but emergency physicians should consider this phencyclidine-like dissociative agent for pain management. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to hear how ketamine helped this patient with cancer pain.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: The Urticaria Multiforme Rash-Video 2 of 2

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Watch as Dr. Larry Mellick figures out the type of rash this child has. Find more information in his vlog at a href="http://bit.ly/Mellick" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Targetoid Rashes-Video 1 of 2

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Watch Dr. Larry Mellick diagnosis a young girl who presents with a targetoid rash on her arms and legs. Find more information in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Flesh-Eating Vasculitis from Cocaine Adulterant-Video 2 of 2

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Levamisole is used to cut cocaine, and in the process induces antibodies that cause a distinctive vasculopathic purpura typically involving the ears, nose, cheeks, and extremities. This video from Dr. Larry Mellick shows the devastating effects it can have on cocaine users. Find more information in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Flesh-Eating Vasculitis from Cocaine Adulterant-Video 1 of 2

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FDA withdrew levamisole from the human market in 1999. Once used to treat cancer, various skin conditions, and immunological renal diseases, this veterinary medicine has found a fairly widespread role as an adulterant in illicit cocaine since 2003. This video from Dr. Larry Mellick shows the devastating effects it can have on cocaine users. Find more information in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Pityriasis Rosea-Video 3 of 3

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Once you see a case of pityriasis rosea, you won’t forget the rash, says Dr. Larry Mellick. This video shows you what to look for. Find more information about pediatric rashes in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Pediatric Rashes-Strep-Video 2 of 3

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Some rashes aren’t difficult to diagnose once you’ve seen a case or two. This video from Dr. Larry Mellick helps with diagnosing strep. Find more information about pediatric rashes in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Pediatric Rashes-Shingles. Video 1 of 3

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EPs are frequently heard to say that they aren’t good at diagnosing pediatric rashes, but this video from Dr. Larry Mellick will help with identifying shingles in children. Find more information about rashes in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Needle Aspiration of Peritonsillar Abscess-Video 3 of 3

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Emergency physicians, expert at a wide variety of procedures, will continue to play an important rill in performing the procedures traditionally done by other specialties. Watch this video, the third of three this month from Dr. Larry Mellick, to see a needle aspiration of a peritonsillar abscess. Find more information about prcoedures in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Nasopharyngoscope-Video 2 of 3

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Whether performing advanced airway procedures or splinting orthopedic fractures, emergency physicians are expert at performing the routine procedures of other specialties. Watch this video, the second of three this month from Dr. Larry Mellick, to see a procedure requiring placement of a nasopharyngoscope. Find more information about procedures in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Tracheostomy Tube Replacement-Video 1 of 3

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Emergency medicine has continuously redefined itself by absorbing expertise traditionally owned by other specialties. The tracheostomy is a case in point. Watch this video, the first of three this month from Dr. Larry Mellick, to see replacement of a tracheostomy tube. Find more information about procedures in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Needle Aspiration of Peritonsillar Abscess-Video 3 of 3

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Emergency physicians, expert at a wide variety of procedures, will continue to play an important rill in performing the procedures traditionally done by other specialties. Watch this video, the third of three this month from Dr. Larry Mellick, to see a needle aspiration of a peritonsillar abscess. Find more information about prcoedures in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Nasopharyngoscope-Video 2 of 3

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Whether performing advanced airway procedures or splinting orthopedic fractures, emergency physicians are expert at performing the routine procedures of other specialties. Watch this video, the second of three this month from Dr. Larry Mellick, to see a procedure requiring placement of a nasopharyngoscope. Find more information about procedures in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Tracheostomy Tube Replacement-Video 1 of 3

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Emergency medicine has continuously redefined itself by absorbing expertise traditionally owned by other specialties. The tracheostomy is a case in point. Watch this video, the first of three this month from Dr. Larry Mellick, to see replacement of a tracheostomy tube. Find more information about procedures in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Shoulder Dislocation Emergency-Video 3 of 3

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Each emergency physician has his favorite technique for reducing shoulder dislocations. Watch this video, the third of three from Dr. Larry Mellick this month, to learn tips for reducing dislocations. Find more information about shoulder reductions in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Posterior Shoulder Reduction-Video 2 of 3

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Posterior shoulder dislocations are rare, and factors such as the dislocation duration, patient comorbidities, prior dislocation events, and associated fractures or bony lesions will determine the specific technique used. Watch this video, the second of three from Dr. Larry Mellick this month, to learn tips for reducing a posterior shoulder reduction. Find more information about shoulder reductions in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Inferior Shoulder Reductions-Video 1 of 3

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Shoulder dislocations are fairly common orthopedic emergencies presenting to the emergency department. Watch this video, the first of three from Dr. Larry Mellick this month, to learn tips for reducing an inferior shoulder reduction. Find more information about shoulder reductions in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Open Thoracotomy

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Hesitating for even seconds during an open thoracotomy will guarantee failure or a poor patient outcome. Nevertheless, no matter how grisly and stressful this procedure may be, it has real potential for saving lives. Watch this video from Dr. Larry Mellick, and find more information in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: The Stress of Open Thoracotomy

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There is no higher stress or professionally memorable procedure than the open thoracotomy. This is one of the most time-sensitive procedures, and is unquestionably the most invasive procedure in emergency medicine. Watch this video from Dr. Larry Mellick, and find more information in his vlog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Inferior Alveolar Nerve Blocks

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Oral nerve blocks are technically more difficult than most EPs realize or admit, says Dr. Larry Mellick. These two videos demonstrate techniques for giving these blocks. Read his video introduction at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn how to do an inferior alveolar nerve block.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Alveolar Nerve Blocks

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The reported failure rate for inferior alveolar nerve blocks can range as high as 30-45 percent of cases, says Dr. Larry Mellick. These two videos demonstrate techniques for giving these blocks. Read his video introduction at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn how to do alveolar nerve blocks.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Pulse Dose Pressors for Children and Adults

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Don’t cringe when you think of giving epinephrine outside of cardiac arrest, says Dr. Larry Mellick. These three videos demonstrate techniques for giving well calibrated and exact doses of epinephrine. This first video shows pulse dosing during intubation. Read his video introduction at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Pulse Dose Pressors for Children and Adults

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The videos this month explain how to mix and administer pulse dose epinephrine, says Dr. Larry Mellick. This second video shows how to mix epinephrine for pulse dosing. Read his video introduction at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Pulse Dose Pressors for Children and Adults

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Pediatric pulse dosing employs the same concentration used for adults, says Dr. Larry Mellick. This third video shows how to administer it to a child. Read his video introduction at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: Sucking Chest Wound Management

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The management of sucking chest wounds and open pneumothorax has changed. Dr. Larry Mellick explains the current guidelines for treatment, whether on the battlefield or off. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: IV Drug Use and Skin Conditions: Track Marks

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Diseases and complications associated with intravenous drug use are many and varied, says Dr. Larry Mellick. These three videos demonstrate three skin findings associated with drug addiction and IV drug use. This first video shows the track marks associated with repeated intravenous injection. Read his video introduction at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: IV Drug Use and Skin Finding: Petechiae

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Diseases and complications associated with intravenous drug use are many and varied, says Dr. Larry Mellick. These three videos demonstrate three skin findings associated with drug addiction and IV drug use. This third video shows the diffuse petechiae from septic emboli of life-threatening infective endocarditis. Read his video introduction at http://bit.ly/Mellick , and then watch this video to learn more.

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Mellick’s Multimedia EduBlog: IV Drug Use and Skin Finding: Piloerection

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Diseases and complications associated with intravenous drug use are many and varied, says Dr. Larry Mellick. These three videos demonstrate three skin findings associated with drug addiction and IV drug use. This second video shows the piloerection that accompanies withdrawal. Read his video introduction at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more.

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Hypotension and Paradoxical Bradycardia

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Relative bradycardia in the face of severe blood loss and hypotension contradicts what EPs have been taught about the body’s response to hemorrhage, but Dr. Larry Mellick sets the record straight. Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more about hypotension and paradoxical bradycardia.

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Difficult Intubations

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Dr. Larry Mellick is his own patient this month! Read his blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to see him receive an interscalene plexus block for rotator cuff surgery.

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Difficult Intubations

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Dr. Larry Mellick is his own patient this month! Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more about difficult intubations.

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Aorta Compression Devices Can Save Lives

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It’s such a simple concept, yet has so many potential life-saving applications. The Abdominal Aortic and Junctional Tourniquet may be the future of advanced cardiac life support. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and then watch this video to learn more about how the AAJT, fresh from the battlefield, is saving lives in the ED.

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Cockroach Emergency

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Cockroaches love to hide in warm, dark places, and living proof is the number of patients presenting with cockroaches in their external ear canals. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and watch these videos to learn more about removing these cringe-inducing creatures.

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Cockroach Emergency

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Cockroaches love to hide in warm, dark places, and living proof is the number of patients presenting with cockroaches in their external ear canals. Read Dr. Mellick’s blog post at http://bit.ly/Mellick, and watch these videos to learn more about removing these cringe-inducing creatures.

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A Novel Way to Select a Laryngoscope Blade Length

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Dr. Mellick shares a simple trick for always getting the right laryngoscope blade length.

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Please Poke My Paronychia!

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For a fantastic instructive 1:24-minute video on treating paronychia, just watch Dr. Larry Mellick, a professor of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, at work.

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Chest Tubes Deserve an Unnecessary Roughness Penalty

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Chest tube placement borders on the barbaric, says Dr. Mellick. The use of large-bore chest drainage devices is not supported by most guidelines, and he explains in this month’s EduBlog that needle aspiration is just as effective, with a small-bore chest drain working if needle aspiration fails.

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Trigger Point Therapy in the Emergency Department

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Patients with myofascial pain conditions or trigger point pain commonly present to the ED therapeutic relief. Dr. Larry Mellick presents hard-hitting therapeutic interventions that rapidly and effectively relieve trigger points and their associated symptoms.

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Laboratory Abnormalities and Pyloric Stenosis

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Pyloric stenosis can occur in adults and children, with almost the same symptoms. Read this blog post and watch a video by Dr. Larry Mellick to recognize the signs when a patient presents in your ED.

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All You Ever Wanted to Know about Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis But Were Afraid to Ask

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Group A Streptococcal infections of the pharynx are definitely on the rise at this time of year. Despite a recent trend to downplay this much-debated condition, timely treatment is still recommended, says Dr. Larry Mellick, to prevent acute rheumatic fever and suppurative complications such as peritonsillar abscesses, cervical lymphadenitis, and mastoiditis.

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Altered Mental Status and Intussusception - Video 2

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Intussusception sometimes does not present with classic symptoms, and the only clue might be a comatose-appearing infant. Dr. Larry Mellick says this presentation has the potential to trip up even the most astute clinician.

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Altered Mental Status and Intussusception - Video 1

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Intussusception sometimes does not present with classic symptoms, and the only clue might be a comatose-appearing infant. Dr. Larry Mellick says this presentation has the potential to trip up even the most astute clinician.

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome isn’t life- or limb-threatening, but it remains diagnostically elusive for many EPs. Dr. Larry Mellick says the next time you see a patient with severe cyclic nausea and vomiting that is relieved by hot showers, ask about marijuana use.

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Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine

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Treating anaphylaxis can confusing and complex. Dr. Mellick reviews how to recognize and manage these patients.

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Lessons Learned from a Medical Mission

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Dr. Mellick shares wisdom learned on his mission to the Dominican Republic, like a shotgun approach to STDs and using ultrasound when no other imaging is available.

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Maximizing Success with Infant Spinal Taps

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You’ll have much better success with infant spinal taps if you follow these three easy steps, says Dr. Mellick.

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The Controversy over Video Laryngoscope and Direct Laryngoscopy

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New laryngoscopy technology brings with it new problems. Instead of worrying about dead blade handle batteries or burned out light bulbs, EPs have to cope with broken cables, malfunctioning screens, damaged light sources, and missing pieces, says Dr. Mellick. Direct laryngoscopy, therefore, will never disappear from his training program.

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The Controversy over Video Laryngoscope and Direct Laryngoscopy

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New laryngoscopy technology brings with it new problems. Instead of worrying about dead blade handle batteries or burned out light bulbs, EPs have to cope with broken cables, malfunctioning screens, damaged light sources, and missing pieces, says Dr. Mellick. Direct laryngoscopy, therefore, will never disappear from his training program.

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Testicular Torsion Tripwires

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A tripwire is a wire stretched near ground level that activates a booby trap, and some chief complaints come with their own built-in tripwires. Without a doubt, acute scrotal pain is one of those, and torsion of the testicle is one cause of acute scrotal pain that emergency physicians cannot afford to miss.

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Pediatric Nasal Foreign Bodies

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Many pediatric patients with nasal foreign bodies present to the emergency department for chief complaints unrelated to the nose. Once the diagnosis is made, however, a variety of techniques can resolve the problem in the ED, but be sure you know when need an ENT consult.

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Pediatric Nasal Foreign Bodies

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Many pediatric patients with nasal foreign bodies present to the emergency department for chief complaints unrelated to the nose. Once the diagnosis is made, however, a variety of techniques can resolve the problem in the ED, but be sure you know when need an ENT consult.

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The Zipper-Release Myth

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Dr. Mellick’s suspicions smoldered for years; he even thought the problem resided with his technique. But one patient made him realize that the textbooks were just wrong: Wire cutters were not going to release a zipper from penile skin.

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Code Team Leadership

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High-quality team leadership is central to good code team organization and a well-run resuscitation. It is has never been studied or proven that good code team organization makes a difference in patient outcomes, but personal experience and face validity suggest valuable benefits.

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Code Team Leadership

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High-quality team leadership is central to good code team organization and a well-run resuscitation. It is has never been studied or proven that good code team organization makes a difference in patient outcomes, but personal experience and face validity suggest valuable benefits.

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The Controversy over Video Laryngoscope and Direct Laryngoscopy

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New laryngoscopy technology brings with it new problems. Instead of worrying about dead blade handle batteries or burned out light bulbs, EPs have to cope with broken cables, malfunctioning screens, damaged light sources, and missing pieces, says Dr. Mellick. Direct laryngoscopy, therefore, will never disappear from his training program.

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The Controversy over Video Laryngoscope and Direct Laryngoscopy

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New laryngoscopy technology brings with it new problems. Instead of worrying about dead blade handle batteries or burned out light bulbs, EPs have to cope with broken cables, malfunctioning screens, damaged light sources, and missing pieces, says Dr. Mellick. Direct laryngoscopy, therefore, will never disappear from his training program.

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Chest Tubes Deserve an Unnecessary Roughness Penalty

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Chest tube placement borders on the barbaric, says Dr. Mellick. The use of large-bore chest drainage devices is not supported by most guidelines, and he explains in this month’s EduBlog that needle aspiration is just as effective, with a small-bore chest drain working if needle aspiration fails.

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Trigger Point Therapy in the Emergency Department

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Patients with myofascial pain conditions or trigger point pain commonly present to the ED therapeutic relief. Dr. Larry Mellick presents hard-hitting therapeutic interventions that rapidly and effectively relieve trigger points and their associated symptoms.

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Hands On During Defibrillation

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Pausing chest compressions for even a few seconds reduces the chances that CPR will be successful, but CPR always screeches to a halt for defibrillation. Dr. Larry Mellick demonstrates why there’s no need to be hands-off during defib.

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Six Mistakes of Awake Intraosseous Infusion

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Most emergency physicians are comfortable with using IO needles during the resuscitation of moribund or unconscious patients, but their skills and experience in using IO needles in awake patients are not quite as sharp. Dr. Larry Mellick shares his past mistakes to help EPs learn which pitfalls to avoid.

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Another Arrow for Your Headache Quiver: Cervical Injections

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Patients don’t come to the ED for headache unless the severity and duration are intolerable or the headache is frighteningly different. Emergency physicians need as many therapeutic arrows in their quiver as possible to treat those headaches. The bilateral paraspinous cervical injection with small amounts of bupivacaine in the lower neck is an excellent option for managing tough headache cases.

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Emergency Management of Priapism

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M2E Too! A Word about Word Catheters

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Video from the M2E Too! blog on inserting a word catheter in a patient with a Bartholin’s gland abscess.

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M2E Too! Tourniquets and Bleeding Varicose Veins

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Video from the M2E Too! blog on managing patients with bleeding varicose veins.

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