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Annals Audio for Nov!

Posted! Highlights include:

-Identifying barriers to detecting child abuse
-Cost advantages of the ‘Low Risk Ankle Rule’
-Crowding in the ED, associations with outcomes after discharge
-Jet injector for venipuncture pain in kids
-Everything you wanted to know about how the ACA affects EM
-Vent management 101 – back to basics

And way more, as always.

Reach out any time, we’d love to hear from you,


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October podcast!

Once again, the podcast/audio is full of good stuff.

-ED prescriptions for warfarin and long term use: remarkable adherence benefits?
-Nitrates in aortic stenosis — another myth busted?
-Review of d-dimer for detecting aortic dissection
-Steroids in anaphylaxis: not helping?
-Cricothyrotomy in the recently deceased
-Caring better for LGBT patients

And more, more, more.

Let us know what you think, email any time, and enjoy ACEP 2015!


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September Annals Audio up and running!

September Annals Audio is posted here, check it out:

Highlights —

-Ketamine v morphine for pain
-Is droperidol safe for agitation… the unsurprising answer
-Opiates in the ED: 1) the patient perspective, 2) ED prescribing patterns
-Contrast-induced kidney injury, and one year outcomes
-Ebola triage and decision aid, transport of Ebola patients, and ED Ebola processes

and, as always, much much more.

Until next time, email any time at,


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August Annals Audio is posted!

The August episode of the Annals Audio/Podcast is now available here. Highlights include:

-Color coding pediatric resuscitation syringes: a new (i.e. better) way
-Oral contrast in peds abdominal trauma: worthwhile or worthless?
-Antibiotics only for peds appendicitis: the literature
-Vital signs at handoff — “Forgot to mention: he’s hypotensive…”
-H Pylori testing in the ED
-Tackling smoking in the ED, a RCT: it worked
-QT prolongation in antipsychotic overdose: less common than we thought?

Check it out and email anytime at!

Talk soon,

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Annals Audio for July is up!

July podcast/audio is now posted, check it out. Highlights:

-Self-care barriers for CHF patients: are most ED visits inevitable?
-Communication between doctor and patient surrounding ACS admissions: there isn’t much…
-Is the Golden Hour still golden?
-Boston bombings: preventing future IT problems that affected response
-HIV ‘care continuum': is it being respected in the ED?

And much much more. Email any time at,


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June podcast!

Posted and available, right here. Highlights:

-Children who bounce back with meningitis or sepsis: a review

-Rapid administration of ketamine, quick-on/quick-off?

-ED use among patient-centered medical home participants

-ED use among young adults after the Affordable Care Act

-Intercepting wrong-patients orders in a CPOE system

Plus snapshot reviews, a game changing Steve Green editorial, and more….

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March Annals Audio

This month’s Annals is loaded with useful clinical info:

-Pediatric c-spines in blunt trauma
-Intranasal ketamine v fentanyl: grudge match
-Can depilatories dissolve more than hair?
-Ultrasound for pediatric forearm fracture reduction
-Presyncope in the ED: first high quality data set
-Tourniquet use and mortality in military settings: surprise?
-Beta-blockers in MI: again??

And much more…

Email any time, let us know what you think!


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Annals podcast for January posted!

Apologies for lateness, but this one is juicy. Check it out here.

Highlights include:
– After an ED visit for A fib, who should be anticoagulated——and who gets the adverse event?
– Clinical Policy: aortic dissection in the ED
– GAME CHANGER — Ketamine and ICP, a systematic review
– NEW SERIES — Expert Management: Managing propofol-induced hypoventilation
– Plain x-rays for pelvis fractures: they sometimes miss
– Geriatrics: Malnutrition in older ED patients

And much much more,

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Holiday podcast is posted!

The December (ie holiday) issue of the podcast is up and running, so check it out. Highlights include:

-Diagnosing diagnosis: a video based study of how EPs make diagnoses
-Flexible bed usage in the ED, finding the sweet spot
-Patient satisfaction and operational characteristics in an ED: IMPORTANT associations
-RCT of antidote for latrodectism (widow spider bite poisoning)

And much much more!

Happy holidays to all and email any time,


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Annals November podcast is posted for all to hear! Keep the feedback coming, and THANK YOU.

This month look out for:
-LEAN process for reducing ED LOS
-Case law on EMTALA and psych emergencies
-Press Gainey scores and ED analgesics: not what they thought
-Randomized trial of anti-emetics: no better than placebo???

and much much more!

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