General principles of fracture reduction involve axially distracting or pulling on a fracture fragment and pushing the piece back into anatomical alignment. This can be seen in the video below (automatically starts at 2:25 for the actual procedure). What if this approach doesn’t work? The fracture fragment remains immobile despite your best efforts.
In this inaugural P-video, Dr. Jeremy Faust gives us a quick way to remember how keep the maximum subscores of the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) straight. There’s verbal, motor, and eyes. Which has a max score of 4, 5, and 6?
Welcome to the blog Dr. Jeremy Faust, who is currently an emergency medicine resident from Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Center. He’s a frequent contributor to ACEP News, a proud proponent of Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAMed), and a classical musician and producer. We extremely lucky to have Jeremy join our ALiEM blog team.
What are P-Videos? (more…)
This is the last installment of Dr. Rahul Patwari’s digital whiteboard video talks on ACLS, specifically focusing on post-resuscitation care and therapeutic hypothermia.
- Parts 1-3 (ACLS and airway)
- Parts 4-6 (ACLS: cardiac arrest)
- Parts 7-10 (ACLS: bradycardias and tachycardias)
Below are the next 3 video installments of Dr. Rahul Patwari’s digital whiteboard talks on ACLS. These videos cover:
- Cardiac arrest (Vfib and Vtach)
- Cardiac arrest (More of Vfib and Vtach)
- Cardiac arrest (Asystole and PEA)
I love that each video is less than 15 minutes long. Also, even if you aren’t a medical student, these are great refreshers. For instance, don’t forget that atropine is no longer on the 2010 ACLS algorithm for asystole.