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Medical Category: Procedures and Skills

Intra-articular Lidocaine vs Procedural Sedation and Analgesia for Closed Reduction of Acute Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

Background: Many clinicians have transitioned from procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in favor of intra-articular lidocaine (IAL) to manage anterior shoulder dislocation. PSA, also referred to as intravenous sedation in this paper, requires considerable resources, including 1:1 nursing observation, and …

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OrthopedicsProcedures and Skills

Defibrillation Strategies for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

Background Information:  Double external defibrillation (DED) is an intervention often used to treat refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF). This procedure involves applying another set of pads attached to a second defibrillator to a patient and shocking them in hopes of terminating …

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CardiovascularProcedures and SkillsResuscitation

REBEL Core Cast 86.0 – Hand Nerve Blocks

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Procedures and Skills

Non-Sterile Gloves for Suturing Traumatic Lacerations?

Background: Traumatic lacerations presenting to the emergency department are, by definition, contaminated (ie non-sterile).  Standard management involves irrigation, local anesthesia, closure and tetanus update if required. The existing literature has never shown benefit to sterile gloves in these types of …

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Procedures and SkillsTrauma

REBEL Cast Ep111: The PREPARE II Trial – Fluid Bolus Prior to Intubation?

Background:  Some of the feared complications of endotracheal intubation include hypotension, cardiac arrest, and death (cardiovascular collapse).  These complications can result from numerous causes including medication-induced vasodilation and decreased venous return to the heart due to increased intrathoracic pressure from …

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Procedures and SkillsResuscitation

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