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The Slit Lamp Made Simple

Video Author: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Published on: 01.29.2019

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.

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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: EMedHome.com
Duration: 23:20
Michael Winters, MD, discusses post-arrest care in the ED: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 24:05
Abdominal pain is the complaint that most often brings patients to the ED, but these two cases presented by Alice Lee, MD, and Bill Fulton, MD, have some interesting twists.
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: EMedHome.com
Duration: 28:17
Sergey Motov, MD, discuss cutting-edge care for sickle cell disease: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 33:28
Did you miss Dr. Lee trying to stump Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, at our ACEP booth? Watch her screencast this month to see if you can figure out this mystery case yourself!
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:38
The latest American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are causing confusion for experienced andinexperienced emergency physicians alike. Dr. Mellick shines some light to make your practice easier. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 4:08
The latest American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are causing confusion for experienced andinexperienced emergency physicians alike. Dr. Mellick shines some light to make your practice easier. 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: 20:12
Michael Bond, MD, discusses orthopedic risk reduction with tips and tricks to lower your malpractice risk: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 17:11
Laura Bontempo, MD, discusses drooling, hypoxic, and crashing: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 07:45
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, explain how to use a tonopen for acute angle closure. Tune in to learns some tips and tricks for mastering this device: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:06
Pediatric patients frequently put foreign bodies into their mouths, noses, and ears, and Dr. Mellick shows you in these three videos some techniques for removal plus some interesting experiments you may like to try. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 6:31
Pediatric patients frequently put foreign bodies into their mouths, noses, and ears, and Dr. Mellick shows you in these three videos some techniques for removal plus some interesting experiments you may like to try. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 9:36
Pediatric patients frequently put foreign bodies into their mouths, noses, and ears, and Dr. Mellick shows you in these three videos some techniques for removal plus some interesting experiments you may like to try. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.



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: EMedHome.com
Duration: 23:20
Michael Winters, MD, discusses post-arrest care in the ED: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 24:05
Abdominal pain is the complaint that most often brings patients to the ED, but these two cases presented by Alice Lee, MD, and Bill Fulton, MD, have some interesting twists.
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: EMedHome.com
Duration: 28:17
Sergey Motov, MD, discuss cutting-edge care for sickle cell disease: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 33:28
Did you miss Dr. Lee trying to stump Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, at our ACEP booth? Watch her screencast this month to see if you can figure out this mystery case yourself!
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:38
The latest American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are causing confusion for experienced andinexperienced emergency physicians alike. Dr. Mellick shines some light to make your practice easier. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 4:08
The latest American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines are causing confusion for experienced andinexperienced emergency physicians alike. Dr. Mellick shines some light to make your practice easier. 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: 20:12
Michael Bond, MD, discusses orthopedic risk reduction with tips and tricks to lower your malpractice risk: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 17:11
Laura Bontempo, MD, discusses drooling, hypoxic, and crashing: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP
Duration: 07:45
Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, and James R. Roberts, MD, explain how to use a tonopen for acute angle closure. Tune in to learns some tips and tricks for mastering this device: http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:06
Pediatric patients frequently put foreign bodies into their mouths, noses, and ears, and Dr. Mellick shows you in these three videos some techniques for removal plus some interesting experiments you may like to try. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 6:31
Pediatric patients frequently put foreign bodies into their mouths, noses, and ears, and Dr. Mellick shows you in these three videos some techniques for removal plus some interesting experiments you may like to try. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 9:36
Pediatric patients frequently put foreign bodies into their mouths, noses, and ears, and Dr. Mellick shows you in these three videos some techniques for removal plus some interesting experiments you may like to try. Read more in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 24:08
Sergey Motov, MD discusses regional blocks for advanced pain management in the ED: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 27:18
A 60-year-old woman presents with syncope, severe abdominal pain, and vaginal hemorrhage. She had recently been diagnosed with uterine cancer. How do you manage this case? Listen in as Dr. Lee and Chris Lapinski, MD, learn about Bakri balloons and how TXA played a role in this case.
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: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 00:04
Christine Butts, MD, explains how to diagnose endocarditis with ultrasound. The parasternal long axis view demonstrating mitral regurgitation (blue jet in left atrium) demonstrates mobile vegetation on the anterior leaflet in this video. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 00:02
Christine Butts, MD, explains how to diagnose endocarditis with ultrasound. This video shows the right ventricular inflow view with the left ventricle seen to the left with right atrium, ventricle, and tricuspid valve on the right. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 5:28
Sometimes when it’s time to remove a Foley catheter, the balloon won’t deflate. Then what? Dr. Larry Mellick has all the techniques you need in this video and in his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
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: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 00:04
Christine Butts, MD, opens her FAST Files again to show how important location is in diagnosing pericardial effusions. This video shows the subxiphoid view and how nothing appears between the liver and heart. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 00:14
Christine Butts, MD, opens her FAST Files again to show how important location is in diagnosing pericardial effusions. This video shows a hypoechoic area between the heart and pericardium, an important clue. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Creator: EMedHome.com
Duration: 30:56
Sergey Motov, MD, reviews the top 10 2017 pediatric EM pain articles that might change your practice: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos
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: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 23:55
Alice Lee, MD, and Bill Fulton, MD, discuss the case of a 62-year-old with a ground-level fall while intoxicated. He is on Plavix, sustained a facial trauma, has a 10 cm laceration and a GCS of 15, and can’t move his arms. What’s his diagnosis? Watch to learn more about this interesting case.
Creator: Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP
Duration: 14:40
Compartment syndrome made it on the weird and wild list not only because it is uncommon but also because it is difficult to identify. It presents in strange ways, and is often missed the first time a patient seeks care. Watch this video of Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, interviewing Adam Cohen, MD, about how to treat compartment syndrome, and read more in the Procedural Pause blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
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: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 0:05
Christine Butts, MD, notes that the IVC can show fluid status. This video shows the same IVC seen in Video 1 after a fluid bolus. Note that it has increased in size. Watch this video of the IVC before the patient received hydrations, and read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 7:47
Dr. Larry Mellick reviews four different tourniquets to manage uncontrolled extremity hemorrhage. In this one, he looks at the SWAT-Tourniquet, the Combat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T), and the SOF Tactical Tourniquet. Find out more in Dr. Mellick’s blog and video at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 15:08
Dr. Larry Mellick and colleagues cardiovert the first emergency medicine residency graduate, Bruce Janiak, MD, who narrates most of the procedure in this video! Find out more in Dr. Mellick’s blog and video at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
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: Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP
Duration: 2:34
Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, and James R. Roberts, MD, delve into splints for immobilizing and stabilizing injuries, alleviating pain and edema, and promoting healing. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
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: EMedHome.com
Duration: 29:11
Sergey Motov, MD, reviews the top 10 2016 pediatric emergency medicine pain articles that might change your practice: http://bit.ly/EMN-EMedHomeVideos
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 26:23
Alice Lee, MD, and Marc Zosky, MD, review the case from presentation to diagnosis and everything in between of a 53-year-old healthy man with sudden onset paralysis and slurred speech.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:23
Dr. Larry Mellick looks at the evidence for double simultaneous defibrillation, which appears to work in the electrophysiology lab and that anecdotal evidence has shown saves lives in the prehospital setting and in the emergency department. Find out more in Dr. Mellick’s blog and video at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Creator: Alice S.Y. Lee, MD
Duration: 22:00
Alice Lee, MD, points out that Dr. Amal Mattu, MD, always says if your patient is sweating, you should be too. In this month’s screencast, she and Scott Megna, MD, discuss and diagnose a 36-year-old man who presents with burning pain and shortness of breath.
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: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 0:04
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 2 of the TAPSE measurement.
Creator: Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 2:33
Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, and James R. Roberts, MD, review the case of a boy who superglued his eye shut. Read more in their blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
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: 5:03
Many U.S. children are vaccinated against varicella, but in Haiti, vaccination is neither mandatory nor widespread. This video shows several patients with typical varicella presentations. 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: Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 2:05
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, say it’s time to be fearless and embrace the true utility — and maybe implement a new policy in your ED — of ultrasound-guided intravenous (IV) line insertion. 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: 2:43
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.
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: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 15:11
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.
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: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 8:31
This new bonus feature from James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, brings you tips, tricks, and pearls to make your emergency medicine practice easier. This month, their first Clinical Pearl features the JR Knot, invented by its namesake James Roberts. This easy pearl will show you how to secure a central line. Read the Roberts’ blog at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 5:42
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, train their laser focus on arthrocentesis this month. Read their blog post at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause, and then watch this video to make sure you know all the basics of tapping a knee.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 10:20
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, delve into the nuances of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, with tips on managing this easy-to-treat wrist condition. Read their blog post at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause, and then watch this video for how to diagnose and treat De Quervain’s tenosynovitis.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 0:05
Read Dr. Christine Butts’ article, “Ultrasound Critical in Saving Patient with Aortic Dissection,” in the May 2015 issue, and then watch this video that shows an intimal flap vacillating with each heartbeat within the lumen of the aorta.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 0:05
Read Dr. Christine Butts’ article, “Ultrasound Critical in Saving Patient with Aortic Dissection,” in the May 2015 issue, and then watch this video that shows a transverse image of the aorta, seen just superficial to the vertebral body on the patient's left. An intimal flap can be seen as a hyperechoic lucency within the lumen of the aorta.
Creator: James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP
Duration: 6:31
James R. Roberts, MD, & Martha Roberts, CEN, ACNP, continue their series on abscess care with this video showing an I&D of an axillary abscess. Read their blog post at http://bit.ly/ProceduralPause, and then watch this video for how to drain an abscess.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 1:51
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 2:15
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.
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: 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: 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: 4:25
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.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 8:56
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.
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.
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Duration: 5:03
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.
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: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 0:06
Read Dr. Christine Butts’ article, “RADiUS to the Rescue for Patients with SOB,” in the July issue, and then watch this video that shows that the patient’s IVC is enlarged, changing little with respiration. These findings correlate with an elevated central venous pressure.
Creator: Christine Butts, MD
Duration: 0:04
Read Dr. Christine Butts’ article, “RADiUS to the Rescue for Patients with SOB,” in the July issue, and then watch this video that shows that the patient has normal lung sliding bilaterally, ruling out a pneumothorax.
Creator: Charles Bruen, MD
Duration: 0:05
Read Dr. Charles Bruen’s blog post at http://bit.ly/BruenSponCirc, and then watch this video to see an LAO-caudal angiographic view showing complete occlusion of RCA.
Creator: Larry Mellick, MD
Duration: 6:34
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: 3:22
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: Graham Walker, MD
Duration: 2:01
See One, Do One. Watch Dr. Walker demonstrate intranasal medication administration.
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.