EKG of the Week

This week we have an EKG of a 65 year-old woman who presented with fatigue. She just didn’t seem to have the energy she normally has. No chest pain, shortness of breath, fever, cough or leg swelling. Her vital signs and exam were unremarkable.

Here is her EKG: EKG 2017-07-24

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How to Read A Paper

Using evidence in the practice of medicine requires minding three areas: the best available evidence, the clinical scenario and the patient’s values. There are four steps to carry out this process. ASK a clinical question (PICO).  During the care of your patients, you’ll come across something to which you don’t know the answer. This uncertainty

EKG 201

If you’re ready to jump in to try reading some EKG’s, here are Twelve ECG’s (but only 11 cases) for you to practice your ECG skills upon. There’s also an EKG worksheet at this link. 11 Answers Here are the answers to the EKG’s. Try them on your own first. If you have difficulty then

Penetrating Neck Trauma

Here is an application of the method we use to approach trauma, namely penetrating trauma to the neck. These videos in particular, you will find helpful on your trauma simulation day. Here are some important questions to ask yourself while watching: What are the boundaries of the zones of the neck and why do they

PALS 2010

Kleinman et al, “Part 14: Pediatric Advanced Resuscitation.” Circulation. November 2, 2010. (Supplement). It’s available free online, go grab a copy and enjoy with a nice cup of coffee. Introduction Airway Monitoring and Access Drugs (part 1) Drugs (part 2) Pulseless Arrest Bradycardias Tachycardias