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REBELCast Ep62 – US Guided PIVs with Jacob Avila, MD

07 Feb
February 7, 2019

Welcome back to REBELCast.  In this episode we talked with Jacob Avila about US guided PIVs. Difficult IV access in an already busy department can be a frustrating thing, but it doesn’t have to be.  Patients and providers are often frustrated for different reasons.  Patients for multiple IV attempts and providers because of the time it […]

REBEL Core Cast 4.0 – RSI Cheat Codes

06 Feb
February 6, 2019

Take Home Points Bed Up Head Elevated (BUHE) position is a simple intervention that can reduce the rate of intubation-related complications. The bougie should be considered standard practice in all intubations and has an NNT = 11 for 1st pass success. Consider using Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy for Airway Decontamination (SALAD) for all intubations to avoid […]

REBEL Core Cast 3.0 – Asthma, COPD + PNA

23 Jan
January 23, 2019

Take Home Points Single dose oral dexamethasone is an excellent choice for asthma exacerbations. It takes away the compliance issue for patients who have trouble getting medications or filling medications once they leave the ED. Antibiotics aren’t always indicated in COPD exacerbations, but are used much more frequently than in asthma exacerbations because the structural […]

REBEL Core Cast 2.0 – Cardiotoxic Drugs

09 Jan
January 9, 2019

Take Homes Calcium Channel Blocker (CCB) toxicity usually present with bradycardia and hypotension, but with preserved mental status. This can help differential from Beta Blocker (BB) toxicity, where the patients often have altered mental status. Hyperglycemia is the other hallmark of CCB toxicity, which can help you differentiate from BB. This hyperglycemia may be a […]

REBEL Core Cast 1.0 – The Intro

26 Dec
December 26, 2018

REBEL EM-ers: Salim, Jenny and I would like to announce the launch of a new REBEL EM project. Beginning in 2019, we’ll be adding a core content section to the website. This will include core content blog posts and a core content podcast with a dedicated place on the parent site. Instead of creating a […]