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Dr. Feldman offers solutions for real-world emergency medicine problems.
Hip fracture pain management can be challenging, often requiring large doses of narcotics, which can be a problem in older patients. If you’ve been reluctant to try nerve blocks for hip fractures, ultrasound can help. Watch this video of the target area, where the femoral artery and vein are seen initially, but moving the transducer laterally reveals the femoral nerve and iliacus muscle. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
EPs have known for a long time that they need better options for ventilating through a straw. Dr. Mellick talks in this month’s video and blog about a new manual, single-use, small-lumen ventilation device capable of controlled oxygen insufflation and expiratory ventilator assistance. Read more at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Understanding patella anatomy can help in reducing dislocations, and Dr. Mellick explains in this month’s video and blog how to manage patients with this condition. Read more at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
A 55-year-old man presented with a complaint of right eye pain after he struck his head on a doorway. Ultrasound demonstrated this uncommon condition that EPs should consider to avoid misdiagnosis. Read more in Dr. Butts’ column at http://bit.ly/SpeedSound.
Several small sprays of 4% lidocaine with viscous lidocaine applied to the tube made NG tube placement successful and with markedly less pain and resistance from the child. Dr. Mellick explains the details in this month’s video and blog. Read more at http://bit.ly/Mellick.
Removing a ring stuck on a finger can be troublesome, but Dr. Mellick reviews different methods that make it easier in these videos and his blog at http://bit.ly/Mellick.