Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) guidelines were most recently reviewed in Circulation 2010 1 based on the International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science which includes treatment recommendations. Dr. Rahul Patwari nicely summarizes these findings in this series of 8 videos
Dr. Rahul Patwari continues with the fourth and fifth videos in this series on Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Treatment Studies (see first three videos). These two videos are about the concept of Confidence Intervals and Patient Applicability. The second video below makes great points about whether a published study is applicable to YOUR patient. Don’t fall into common traps.
Dr. Rahul Patwari reviews evidence-based medicine (EBM) concepts specifically regarding treatment studies, as guided by the JAMA Users Guide to the Medical Literature manual. In these first three videos, Rahul provides a brief introduction to the concept of treatment studies and then discusses (1) how to assess whether the results are valid and (2) calculating the risks/benefits of treatment based on the IST-3 trial?
These two videos continue on the theme of envenomations. Watch these great videos on the consequences and management of bites by spiders and Hymenoptera species (bees, wasps, ants). Hymenoptera bites can cause all sorts of complications, but one of the most worrisome includes anaphylaxis, which is also reviewed in the video.
There are about 8,000 snakebites per year in the United States
and 10% are fatal (see comments)! If this doesn’t scare you enough to view these videos, watch these videos to see Dr. Rahul’s Patwari’s amazing digital drawing skills. In addition to a brief 4-minute overview on snake bites, Rahul also goes more in depth about crotalids (rattlesnakes) and elapids (coral snakes) specifically.
Last week, the Patwari Academy videos covered ECG basics on rate, rhythm, and axis. Here is another set of three videos discussing ECG intervals and segments — specifically the PR interval, QRS interval, and ST segments. Again, this is a nice review on ECG concepts.
Dr. Rahul Patwari reviews the basics on how to determine an ECG’s rate, rhythm, and axis. It’s always nice to review these concepts. Do you remember how many seconds a traditional ECG typically spans on a single page? What’s the significance of the numbers: 300, 150, 100, 75, 60, 50? Spend a few minutes on these 2 refresher videos.