Not so FAST – Episode 5

Not so FAST – Episode 5

Should we be doing FAST exams on all pediatric trauma patients? In this episode, we hear about a case where the FAST may have saved a child’s life. Then we talk with peds trauma experts, Drs. Nate Kuppermann and Jim Holmes, about their recent study on the utility of the FAST exam in stable pediatric trauma patients. Ultrasound expert, Ken Kelley, shares his thoughts on the paper and the role of the FAST exam in kids.

Do you FAST all of your pediatric trauma patients? Join the conversation on social media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com.

Hosts:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guest Host: Dr. Michael Schick, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Global Ultrasound Fellowship Director at UC Davis

Guests:

Dr. Nate Kuppermann, Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, Founding Chair of the PECARN Steering Committee

Dr. Jim Holmes, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, SAEM Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Ken Kelley, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Ultrasound Fellowship Director at UC Davis

Case retold by Dr. Nathan Vanden Berge, Emergency Medicine Resident at UC Davis

Resources:

Effect of Abdominal Ultrasound on Clinical Care, Outcomes, and Resource Use Among Children With Blunt Torso Trauma: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Holmes JF, Kelley KM, Wootton-Gorges SL, Utter GH, Abramson LP, Rose JS, Tancredi DJ, Kuppermann N. JAMA. 2017 Jun 13;317(22):2290-2296. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.6322. PMID: 28609532

Use of the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination and its impact on abdominal computed tomography use in hemodynamically stable children with blunt torso trauma.

Menaker J, Blumberg S, Wisner DH, Dayan PS, Tunik M, Garcia M, Mahajan P, Page K, Monroe D, Borgialli D, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF; Intra-abdominal Injury Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Sep;77(3):427-32. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000296. PMID: 25159246

Sonostuff.com

FAST in Trauma Part 1 Video

FAST in Trauma Part 2 Video

SAEM: FAST examination

ACEP Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Update: The Unique Pediatric FAST

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

 

The FAST exam from the case in this episode reveals a massive hemopericardium with tamponade, shown here in the subxiphoid view.

A safe place to come – Heartbeat

A SAFE PLACE TO COME – HEARTBEAT

In this Heartbeat we get a fresh perspective on how you can identify and help victims of human trafficking on your next shift and we revisit a few principles learned in episode #2 – Sold for a Chrysler 300. Join the conversation on Social Media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com

Host:

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis.

Guest:

Dr. Hanni Stoklosa, emergency medicine physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with appointments at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In addition, she is the Executive Director of HEAL Trafficking. She is an expert in helping survivors of human trafficking.

Resources:

Find resources and join the community fighting human trafficking at https://healtrafficking.org

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

The Game Has Changed – Episode 4

The Game Has Changed – Episode 4

Let’s talk about the opioid crisis. One woman tells her powerful story of opioid addiction, treatment, and recovery. Then, we discuss the role Emergency Physicians can play in controlling this epidemic with experts, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio and Dr. Josh Elder.

How do you manage opioid use disorder in your practice? Join the conversation on Social Media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com

Hosts:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guests:

Dr. Gail D’Onofrio, Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale

Dr. Josh Elder, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Health

Resources:

Screening Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) information on opioids

Buprenorphine vs. Methadone on atforum.com

Emergency department-initiated buprenorphine/naloxone treatment for opioid dependence: a randomized clinical trial.

D’Onofrio G, O’Connor PG, Pantalon MV, Chawarski MC, Busch SH, Owens PH, Bernstein SL, Fiellin DA. JAMA. 2015 Apr 28;313(16):1636-44. doi: 10.1001/jama.2015.3474. PMID: 25919527

Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Dependence with Continuation in Primary Care: Outcomes During and After Intervention.

D’Onofrio G, Chawarski MC, O’Connor PG, Pantalon MV, Busch SH, Owens PH, Hawk K, Bernstein SL, Fiellin DA. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Jun;32(6):660-666. doi: 10.1007/s11606-017-3993-2. Epub 2017 Feb 13. PMID: 28194688

Cost-effectiveness of emergency department-initiated treatment for opioid dependence.

Busch SH, Fiellin DA, Chawarski MC, Owens PH, Pantalon MV, Hawk K, Bernstein SL, O’Connor PG, D’Onofrio G. Addiction. 2017 Nov;112(11):2002-2010. doi: 10.1111/add.13900. Epub 2017 Aug 16. PMID: 28815789

You can listen to the entire interview with “Rachel” here: Rachel’s Story

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

 

 

 

Heartbeat: Flu Update

Heartbeat: Flu Update

EM Pulse “Heartbeats” are mini episodes focused on current, relevant topics. On this Heartbeat, Dr. Larissa May gives us a brief update on the 2017-18 flu season, recommendations for treating with oseltamivir, and why it’s not too late to get (or give!) the flu shot.

You can watch the Facebook Live version of this Heartbeat at facebook.com/UCDavisEM, and join the conversation on Social Media @empulsepodcast or at ucdavisem.com

Host:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Guest:

Dr. Larissa May, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Emergency Department Antibiotic Stewardship at UC Davis.

Resources:

The Center for Disease Control influenza page: www.cdc.gov/flu

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

I’m just a Reanimatologist – Episode 3

I’m just a Reanimatologist – Episode 3

This month’s episode explores the controversial topic of Emergency Department initiated extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal life support (ECLS). Dr. Jonathon Ford relives a challenging case of beta blocker and calcium channel blocker overdose. Then, we have a front row seat in the heated battle of words between Dr. John Rose and Dr. Dan Colby on the pros and cons of ED ECMO.

Where do you stand? Join the conversation on Social Media @empulsepodcast or at https://ucdavisem.com

Hosts:
Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis
Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis – Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Guests:
Dr. Jonathon Ford, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Toxicologist at UC Davis Health
Dr. Dan Colby, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Medical Toxicologist at UC Davis Health
Dr. John Rose, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Health, and EMS Medical Director for Yolo County

Resources:
Massive diltiazem and metoprolol overdose rescued with extracorporeal life support
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28705745
Chenoweth JA, Colby DK, Sutter ME, Radke JB, Ford JB, Nilas Young J, Richards JR. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Oct;35(10):1581.e3-1581.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.07.023. Epub 2017 Jul 6. PubMed PMID: 28705745.

The ED ECMO Project and Podcast with Doctors Joe Bellezzo, Zack Shinar, and Scott Weingart. http://edecmo.org

ECLS Registry Report on http://elso.org

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

Episode 2: Sold for a Chrysler 300

Episode 2: Sold for a Chrysler 300

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. In light of this, we have a very special episode for you. Annika Huff (formerly Annika Mack), a trafficking survivor, speaks with us about her experiences in the life, how she got out, and what she is doing now. Then, Dr. Bryn Mumma takes us through her research on how we can better identify potential victims in the ED. Dr. Rachel Robitz shares some advice on how to approach these patients, create a safe space, and offer support and resources, and our own Dr. Julia Magaña discusses how she manages this in pediatric patients.

Hosts:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magaña, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis – Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Dr. Nick Sawyer, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, California ACEP Board Member, and Director of UC Davis UNITED

Guests:

Annika Huff (formerly Annika Mack), Advocate, Speaker and Survivor

http://annikahuff.com/

Dr. Bryn Mumma, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Rachel Robitz, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Associate Training Director of Family Medicine/Psychiatry

Resources:

Screening for Victims of Sex Trafficking in the Emergency Department: A Pilot Program.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28611881/

Mumma BE, Scofield ME, Mendoza LP, Toofan Y, Youngyunpipatkul J, Hernandez B. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;18(4):616-620. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2017.2.31924. Epub 2017 Apr 17. PMID: 28611881

National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-373-7888

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County

https://www.weaveinc.org/

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

 

 

Episode 1: Pot-Tarts

Episode 1: Pot-Tarts

In our first full episode, we explore the dangers of marijuana ingestion in kids. With several states legalizing marijuana for recreational use, we are likely to see a lot more of this in our EDs. Emergency Physicians, Dr. John Richards and Dr. Aimee Moulin, take us through their recent systematic review of unintentional cannabis ingestion in children. Medical Toxicologist, Dr. Daniel Colby, revisits an interesting case and leaves us with some pearls for identifying and managing potential marijuana ingestion.

Hosts:

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Julia Magana, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis – Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Guests:

Dr. John Richards, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis, Chair of Quality Management for SAEM

Dr. Aimee Moulin, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Behavioral Health at UC Davis, President of California ACEP

Dr. Daniel Colby, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicologist at UC Davis

Resources:

Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion in Children: A Systematic Review.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28888560

Richards JR, Smith NE, Moulin AK.

J Pediatr. 2017 Nov;190:142-152. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.07.005. Epub 2017 Sep 6. Review. PMID: 28888560

If you are concerned that your patient may have ingested cannabis, you can call the Poison Control Center 24 hours a day at (800) 222-1222.

Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magana at OM Audio Productions for audio production services.

For more Toxicology, Pediatrics, and myriad other topics, join us at the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Winter Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe, February 26 through March 2nd. More information at https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cme/course_pages/EM/emmed_pagelink.html