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June 2019: The 5Cs of Communication

Video Author: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Published on: 05.23.2019

Dr. Lee and Brian Tiffany, MD, PhD, diagnose a patient and discuss what to do about reluctant consultants. Watch the video to hear their sage advice.

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Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 27:44
Dr. Lee and Brian Tiffany, MD, PhD, diagnose a patient and discuss what to do about reluctant consultants. Watch the video to hear their sage advice.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 23:25
Pain expert Sergey Motov, MD, talks about common sense pain management in the ED in this video: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 6:43
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, talk about punctual plugs that go astray, and how EPs can help patients when they start to irritate their eye. Learn more in their video at http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 7:41
Dr. Mellick says tactical medicine is a perfect fit for emergency physicians. Tune in to watch Dr. Mellick’s videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 6:53
Dr. Mellick says tactical medicine is a perfect fit for emergency physicians. Tune in to watch Dr. Mellick’s videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 3:26
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, say that bedside ultrasound has potential to be the new gold standard for pneumothorax. Learn more in their video at http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:05
Dr. Mellick wonders why racemic epinephrine got such a bad rap, and says it’s an overlooked treatment for asthma and other respiratory complaints. Tune in to watch Dr. Mellick’s videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 29:43
Pain expert Sergey Motov, MD, talks about alternative methods of pain control in this video explaining the protocol he created: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 28:29
Dr. Lee and Elisa Dannemiller, MD, try to determine what’s going on with two patients with memory problems. Watch the video to see how they figure out this diagnosis.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 9:02
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, look at the trocar and whether it should be used in the ED: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:10
Ganglion cysts are soft tissue, fluid-filled swellings most frequently found in the hand and wrist, but their origin is not always clear. They are common, however, and can occasionally be associated with surprising morbidity despite their benign nature. Tune in to Dr. Mellick’s review, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 30:32
Michael Winters, MD, delves into post-intubation analgesia and sedation in this fascinating video: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 25:04
Sergey Motov, MD, has all you need to know about the euphoria associated with opioids and why it matters: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 31:37
Dr. Lee and Dr. Cristian Patterson look for HINTS in patients who presented with dizziness and ataxia. Watch the video to see how they find this difficult diagnosis that is easy to miss.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 30:36
Dr. Lee invites Dr. Marc Zosky to discuss how to treat two elderly patients who fell.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 1:55
Conjunctivitis is a common condition and easy enough to treat, but several uncommon conjunctivitis syndromes require more care and should not be missed. Watch Dr. Mellick review acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis-otitis syndrome, and parinaud oculoglandular syndrome in the videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:11
Conjunctivitis is a common condition and easy enough to treat, but several uncommon conjunctivitis syndromes require more care and should not be missed. Watch Dr. Mellick review acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis-otitis syndrome, and parinaud oculoglandular syndrome in the videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 5:34
Conjunctivitis is a common condition and easy enough to treat, but several uncommon conjunctivitis syndromes require more care and should not be missed. Watch Dr. Mellick review acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis-otitis syndrome, and parinaud oculoglandular syndrome in the videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 3:35
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, walk you through treating an ankle dislocation and share tips for splinting: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 16:32
Sergey Motov, MD, has all you need to know about getting patients comfortably numb with intravenous lidocaine in the emergency department: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.



Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 27:44
Dr. Lee and Brian Tiffany, MD, PhD, diagnose a patient and discuss what to do about reluctant consultants. Watch the video to hear their sage advice.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 23:25
Pain expert Sergey Motov, MD, talks about common sense pain management in the ED in this video: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 6:43
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, talk about punctual plugs that go astray, and how EPs can help patients when they start to irritate their eye. Learn more in their video at http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 7:41
Dr. Mellick says tactical medicine is a perfect fit for emergency physicians. Tune in to watch Dr. Mellick’s videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 6:53
Dr. Mellick says tactical medicine is a perfect fit for emergency physicians. Tune in to watch Dr. Mellick’s videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 3:26
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, say that bedside ultrasound has potential to be the new gold standard for pneumothorax. Learn more in their video at http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:05
Dr. Mellick wonders why racemic epinephrine got such a bad rap, and says it’s an overlooked treatment for asthma and other respiratory complaints. Tune in to watch Dr. Mellick’s videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 28:29
Dr. Lee and Elisa Dannemiller, MD, try to determine what’s going on with two patients with memory problems. Watch the video to see how they figure out this diagnosis.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 9:02
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, look at the trocar and whether it should be used in the ED: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 31:37
Dr. Lee and Dr. Cristian Patterson look for HINTS in patients who presented with dizziness and ataxia. Watch the video to see how they find this difficult diagnosis that is easy to miss.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 30:36
Dr. Lee invites Dr. Marc Zosky to discuss how to treat two elderly patients who fell.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 1:55
Conjunctivitis is a common condition and easy enough to treat, but several uncommon conjunctivitis syndromes require more care and should not be missed. Watch Dr. Mellick review acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis-otitis syndrome, and parinaud oculoglandular syndrome in the videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:11
Conjunctivitis is a common condition and easy enough to treat, but several uncommon conjunctivitis syndromes require more care and should not be missed. Watch Dr. Mellick review acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis-otitis syndrome, and parinaud oculoglandular syndrome in the videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 5:34
Conjunctivitis is a common condition and easy enough to treat, but several uncommon conjunctivitis syndromes require more care and should not be missed. Watch Dr. Mellick review acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, conjunctivitis-otitis syndrome, and parinaud oculoglandular syndrome in the videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 3:35
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, walk you through treating an ankle dislocation and share tips for splinting: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 8:18
The slit lamp is a straightforward and user-friendly machine designed to make ocular exams easy. Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, show you what all its bells and whistles do: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:32
Tranexamic acid can be administered topically for epistaxis in multiple ways—dripping TXA into the nostrils with a syringe or the shortened tubing of a butterfly needle. Watch Dr. Mellick demonstrate two other possible options in the videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 5:26
Tranexamic acid can be administered topically for epistaxis in multiple ways—dripping TXA into the nostrils with a syringe or the shortened tubing of a butterfly needle. Watch Dr. Mellick demonstrate two other possible options in the videos, and read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 27:53
Join Dr. Alice Lee and Cristian Patterson, DO, as they diagnose a 53-year-old man with diabetes and hypertension who complains of severe chest pain and shortness of breath.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 7:57
Rectal exams are difficult for the patient and require true expertise. You cannot expect to complete a good rectal exam or remove a rectal foreign body without the correct information, good bedside relationship, and the right equipment, and Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, show you the best way to handle these cases: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 6:35
Some medical conditions have signs and symptoms that significantly overlap, making a diagnosis a little more difficult. Epididymitis, testicular torsion, and torsion of the testicular appendage are examples, but orbital and preseptal cellulitis are others that can cause significant diagnostic confusion. Dr. Mellick delves into this topic with cutting-edge information about how to diagnose these patients. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:35
Some medical conditions have signs and symptoms that significantly overlap, making a diagnosis a little more difficult. Epididymitis, testicular torsion, and torsion of the testicular appendage are examples, but orbital and preseptal cellulitis are others that can cause significant diagnostic confusion. Dr. Mellick delves into this topic with cutting-edge information about how to diagnose these patients. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 10:06
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, explain how to use an atomizer to administer naloxone for opioid overdoses. Master this easy-to-use device, and hear a bonus interview at the end of Dr. Roberts interviewing Edward Bernstein, MD, about Project ASSERT: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 17:11
Laura Bontempo, MD, discusses drooling, hypoxic, and crashing: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 5:26
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, have all you need to know about ring cutters and removing a stuck ring from a patient’s hand. This video shows how to use the ring cutter, and the blog post reviews techniques and tips: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 8:28
Delusional parasitosis is a rare condition, but it is more common where methamphetamine and cocaine abuse are high. It is a fascinating condition to witness, says Dr. Larry Mellick, who shows you how this condition manifests in this video and in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 26:42
Alice Lee, MD, and Marc Zosky, MD, discuss two cases of tracheal decannulation that came into the ED in the same week!
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 26:32
Alice Lee, MD, and Jonathan Graff, MD, dissect the case of a 66-year-old man who fell and couldn’t walk but also has a suspicious incidental rash. Watch to learn more about this intriguing case.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 5:07
Osteoarthritis of the knee commonly causes pes anserine bursitis, and this video and Dr. Larry Mellick’s blog shows how to inject the joint at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:04
Watch the needle aspiration of a patient with olecranon bursitis in this video, and read more in Dr. Larry Mellick’s blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 02:59
Watch hematoma block for a wrist fracture.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 4:50
Compartment syndrome of the hand is a rare condition that can have devastating consequences. Watch this video of a man with late-presentation compartment syndrome whose hand was crushed after a fall from a ladder, and read more in Dr. Larry Mellick’s blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 26:09
Alice Lee, MD, and Elisa Dannemiller, MD, discuss the cases of two men who present with flash burns. What is the right management? Watch to learn more about these fascinating cases.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 4:50
Disulfiram treatment is considered a valuable option for treating alcohol dependence, and more recently, has shown potential benefit for treating other presentations. Just be on the lookout for patients with serious side effects such as refractory hypotension and its associated ischemic complications. Watch this video and read more in Dr. Larry Mellick’s blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 0:03
Christine Butts, MD, notes that chest x-rays are known to have significant deficiencies in diagnosing pneumonia because the radiographic appearance of infection lags behind the onset of symptoms, sometimes by several days. The answer? Ultrasound, of course! Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 00:06
Christine Butts, MD, has reviewed more than 9,000 ultrasound scans in her career and has seen many interesting cases, a lot of great diagnoses, and several significant mistakes in that time. Most of them were a result of misinterpretation of the images on screen, and these videos offer great ultrasound pearls. This video shows the sagittal view of the pelvis. The bladder is seen on the left, with a large complex collection extending to the right. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 00:06
This video from Christine Butts, MD, shows the transverse view of the pelvis. The bladder is seen anteriorly as a well-defined anechoic area, with a circular, hypoechoic, complex collection deep to it. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 1:08
Uncircumcised boys and men are at increased risk of balanitis, posthitis, balanoposthitis, phimosis, and paraphimosis, says Larry Mellick, MD. This video shows a patient with this complaint and discusses the treatment plan. Read more in Dr. Mellick’s blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:08
Circumcised boys and men can also experience complications, says Larry Mellick, MD. Meatal stenosis can be caused by diaper irritation and penile glans inflammation. See a case in this video. Read more in Dr. Mellick’s blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 19:25
Haney Mallemat, MD: 2017 Resusfest: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP
Duration: 5:12
Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, and James R. Roberts, MD, ask, what do you do when something weird and wild comes into your emergency department? This month, they we mean lacerations over tattoos or body piercings. Cosmetic repair of injuries involving tattoos and piercings are important to patients, and here’s how you can ensure proper wound closure while preserving the underlying body art.

Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP
Duration: 7:32
Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, and James R. Roberts, MD, say scalp abscesses and kerions can be tricky and complicated. They can appear small and harmless, but require immediate attention. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 27:23
Sergey Motov, MD, with a new lecture, Four Reasons Tramadol Should Not Be Used in the ED. http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:03
Dr. Larry Mellick shows how to use a Pacer magnet to remove a foreign body from the ear. Find out more in Dr. Mellick’s blog and video at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 26:30
Alice Lee, MD, and Bill Fulton, MD, review the case of an 80-year-old man bleeding briskly from his gums.
Creator: Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 2:34
Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, and James R. Roberts, MD, review the basics of splinting and offer pearls and pitfalls for using ACE Wraps, Aircast, and Velcro. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 9:03
Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, and James R. Roberts, MD, review the basics of splinting and offer pearls and pitfalls for these cases. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 1:51
Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, and James R. Roberts, MD, review the case of a patient with a thumb dislocation, offering tips for easy reduction. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:36
Dr. Larry Mellick reviews an unusual cause of abdominal pain. Find out more in Dr. Mellick’s blog and video at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 4:05
Dr. Larry Mellick says EPs fail patients during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in many ways, so it’s critical to find the resuscitation sweet spot for each patient and to never waver during a CPR event. Find out more in Dr. Mellick’s blog and video at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 0:02
Read Dr. Christine Butts’ article, “A New Measure to Single Out High-Risk PE Patients,” in the March 2017 issue, and then watch this video that shows step 1 of the TAPSE measurement.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 4:50
Many children are vaccinated against varicella, but breakthrough cases of chickenpox still occur, like in this 6-year-old boy. Find out more in Dr. Mellick’s blog and video at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 7:10
A young patient with hemiplegic migraine presents to the ED unable to walk or follow commands. Fifteen minutes after Dr. Larry Mellick treated him with paraspinous cervical injections of bupivacaine, the young man was able to move all extremities. Find out more in Dr. Mellick’s blog and video at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 4:13
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, with an alternative to the Morgan Lens: eye irrigation using IV saline, a nasal cannula, and the connector piece from a Salem Sump kit. This procedure is less invasive and less traumatic for patients and easier for providers. A win-win! Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 69:11
Dr. Mattu discusses the modern management of cardiogenic pulmonary edema.
Creator: Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 4:46
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, take on a thrombosed hemorrhoids in the ED. Surprised? You can do it, too. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:51
Multiple methods are touted for reducing anterior shoulder dislocations, but the Davos technique is a nontraumatic, patient-controlled, and auto-reduction technique that does not require the use of anesthesia. Dr. Larry Mellick reviews it in this video and blog post, which you can find at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 10:02
Multiple methods are touted for reducing anterior shoulder dislocations, and Dr. Larry Mellick reviews ten ways in this video and blog post, which you can find at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 13:30
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, focus on the best way to detect proximal lower extremity DVTs in the emergency department. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 5:30
The thought of blindly “slicing and dicing” fingertips leaves Dr. Larry Mellick cold. Instead, he reviews the best approaches for fingertip abscesses in this video and blog post, which you can find at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration:
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, look at ocular ultrasound in this video, sharing tips for assessing the eye and diagnosing retinal detachment, which in the past required a referral to an ophthalmologist and often delayed therapy. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:01
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.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 2:43
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, tackle caring for patients with styes. Find out all you need to know about draining this delicate abscess in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:48
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 13:14
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:13
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:10
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:45
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.
Creator: Brita Zaia, MD
Duration: 0:10
Dr. Graham Walker discovers another practice-changer for patients with broken hips. Watch this video by Brita Zaia, MD, of a needle popping through the fascia iliaca, and read Dr. Walker’s column in the April issue or in his collection at http://bit.ly/WalkerEmergentology.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:39
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 4:59
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.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 12:34
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, start a new series on abscess care in the emergency department with their first full-length tutorial on abscess drainage. Read their blog post at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause, and then watch this video for how to set up to drain an abscess.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 7:16
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.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 0:15
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, turn their attention to eyebrow lacerations repair. Read their blog post at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause, and then watch this video of an eyebrow laceration repair.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 3:47
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.
Creator: Charles Bruen, MD
Duration: 0:19
Read Dr. Charles Bruen’s blog post at http://bit.ly/BruenSponCirc, and then watch this video to see a limited transthoracic echocardiogram using the subcostal window.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 3:51
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, wrap up their lumbar puncture series with some pearls for LP patients. Read the blog post, “Lumbar Puncture: Golden Rules” at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause, and then watch how to set up a sterile field in this video.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 0:06
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, wrap up their lumbar puncture series with some pearls for LP patients. Read the blog post, “Lumbar Puncture: Golden Rules” at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause, and then watch how to do a needle insertion in this video.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:24
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 0:32
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 0:56
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 834:00
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 13:47
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 1:32
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 1:31
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 5:54
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 7:50
Treating anaphylaxis can confusing and complex. Dr. Mellick reviews how to recognize and manage these patients.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 9:19
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.
Creator: Martha Roberts
Duration: 0:17
Watch Dr. James Roberts demonstrate the correct technique for patellar relocation.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 8:22
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 1:24
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.
Creator: Tom Cook, MD
Duration: 39:00
Take a virtual trip to Chengdu, China, with Drs. Chris Moore and Thomas Cook. They didn’t just go halfway around the world; they went to a different world where patients pay for care up-front, and a head CT scan costs about $50.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 5:34
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 12:14
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.
Creator: Graham Walker, MD
Duration: 2:01
See One, Do One. Watch Dr. Walker demonstrate intranasal medication administration.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 6:53
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 8:16
Video from the M2E Too! blog on inserting a word catheter in a patient with a Bartholin’s gland abscess.