July 11, 2019

REBEL EM has been committed to critical appraisal of current research with application at the bedside to improve patient care. The constant influx of new published research makes it difficult to stay current with the latest and greatest. We had our 2nd annual Rebellion in EM conference from June 28th - 30th, 2019 in San Antonio, TX.  The opening keynote on day 3 of the conference was given by Anand Swaminathan, MD on the most powerful words in medicine. As emergency clinicians, our words matter. Some words, though, matter more than others. Here we explore the most powerful words in medicine, why they are so powerful and how understanding their power can help us develop and grow.

July 8, 2019

REBEL EM has been committed to critical appraisal of current research with application at the bedside to improve patient care. The constant influx of new published research makes it difficult to stay current with the latest and greatest. We had our 2nd annual Rebellion in EM conference from June 28th - 30th, 2019 in San Antonio, TX.  The opening keynote on day 2 of the conference was given by myself, on the impact we have on our patients & the impact they have on us. We see thousands of patients a year…we are kind, professional, and get the job done. But every once in a while, perhaps only a couple times a year…there is a patient, or family that we really connect with. There’s no real “science” behind what selects out some people from the flocks of other patients that we see. For me, the story I’m about to share with you is about a patient that I personally connected with. He and his family opened up my eyes about the importance of human connection. He reminded me why we do what we do, and it’s important to learn from the patients’ perspective…that our interaction with them can also leave a long lasting impact.”

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July 1, 2019

EMS rolls in with a 28 year-old male brought in for severe agitation after being found smashing glass bottles in the street. As police approached him, he cut himself with the broken glass and was bleeding significantly, though they could not fully evaluate his wounds due to his agitation. He was restrained by 6 officers and brought to you without IV access. He is thrashing around on the gurney in 4-point restraints, with blood soaking through the gauze bandages on his arms. What do you do?

June 27, 2019

Acute respiratory failure has many causes which can affect the ability to either take up oxygen (hypoxemic), eliminate carbon dioxide (hypercapnia), or both. Acute respiratory failure has many possible causes and in this post/video we will name the causes of acute respiratory failure and describe lung shunt physiology.