Student Presentations • November 2015

Here are three presentations, two using Prezi and one using Emaze. All three require Flash. Dmitriy Cherny: Prezi: When To Transfuse GI Bleeds Jeremy Chapman: Prezi: Dental Abscesses Meghana Karmarkar: Emaze: Is Obesity A Risk for Diverticulitis? Magdalena M Stepien: Living With Intractable Epilepsy (see below) Living with intractable epilepsy made easier Epilepsy is a

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

Presenting in the ER

“…no matter how much compassion and warmth I may have with my patients, my superiors grade me more on how polished I am, how well crafted my presentation is.”

– Fourth-year medical student

As unfair as it may be, your clinical grade in most of your rotations will be based on how well you present your patients. It’s very unlikely that we watch you do your physical exam or observe your interaction with the patient. It all comes down to that short performance. So why not be great at that game?

Cricothyrotomy Video

Ruben Strayer of EMUpdates posted a great video on how to do a cricothyrotomy. The only things that I would change are I would likely be swearing a lot more out of sheer panic I’d have everything ready (syringe and bougie) I’d pass the bougie in before removing the scalpel, just paranoid of losing that entrance

EKG: Found down

This patient was found outside in the cold, unresponsive, hypotensive, and underwent brief chest compressions by EMS. Here is his ED 12-lead ECG. What do you notice? Courtesy of Steve Smith’s Wonderful ECG blog.