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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.

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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?

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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…

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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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October audio/podcast available!

Click here to get the shiny new October issue of the audio/podcast for Annals of EM.

-Patient satisfaction: is it a marker of quality care? NOPE
-Pediatric appendicitis: can EPs accurately use bedside sono?
-Navigating online EM resources: 5 tips
-Steroids for bronchiolitis: yes or no

Enjoy the ACEP 2014 SA in Chicago, find us and say ‘hello’. Also, email any time.


ps We forgot to post it on Central Line, but Sept is up as well — download and listen, it’s a good one.

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August Annals Audio is posted!

Check out the August audio here. New format! More clinician-focused than ever. Highlights include:

-ED visits and healthcare reform in Massachusetts: what happens when more people become insured?

-Chest pain risk tolerance: does anyone know what they’re talking about?

-Pediatric minor head injury: we found the rule you should be using….

-MOLST/POLST: get to know it — this changes everything.

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