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Oct 31, 2013

When a trauma arrest rolls though the door, chaos often ensues. But it doesn't have to be that way. Scott Weingart returns to ERcast to share his thoughts on how to run a rational blunt trauma arrest resuscitation when you are working by yourself or with limited personnel.


Scott W's recipe for blunt trauma...

Oct 25, 2013

In this minicast, The Weingart Strikes Back!

Scott Weingart has some issues with our last episode on managing blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke. But the Swami doesn't take it lying down and has a few things of his own to say.

Join Scott, Swami and Rob at the Essentials of Emergency Medicine Pub...

Oct 14, 2013

It's a double header of stroke treatment and controversy. Anand Swaminathan from EM Lyceum and Ryan Radecki from EM Literature of Note help tease out:

How do you manage blood pressure in acute ischemic stroke?

Should you give thrombolytics up to 4.5 hours after symptom onset?

When do you decide that a CVA is...