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Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest: The SHoC Consensus Statement

In Knowledge Translation, Medical Concepts by David Lussier0 Comments

Cardiac arrest and hypotension are synonymous with emergency medicine. Over the years, point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) has become an extension of our stethoscope. The recently published consensus statement from the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) aims to provide guidance for PoCUS use in these situations, and describes the Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest (SHoC Consensus) protocols.1 The guidelines were developed based upon expert consensus formulated using three rounds of a …

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The ‘Top Five Changes’ Project: 2015 AHA guidelines on CPR + ECC update infographic series

In Infographics, Knowledge Translation by Blair Bigham18 Comments

Editor’s Note: Last Wednesday was like the night before Christmas for the BoringEM team. We had trouble getting to sleep as we awaited the Thursday release of the 2015 ILCOR / AHA / Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC)! We spent the prior week planning for how our team could help to translate and disseminate this material to our readers, the #FOAMed community, and around the world. We are happy …

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Knowledge Translation: SUSPEND(ing) medical expulsive therapy belief

In Knowledge Translation by Jared Paty1 Comment

Editor’s Note: This week we are fortunate to get a great review of the recent SUSPEND article on medical expulsive therapy (MET) in the setting of acute renal colic. We are doubly lucky to have the post reviewed by a urologist, Dr. Michael Leveridge (who not only is a great surgeon but knows how to rock a moustache). He reveals some of the thoughts of colleagues who participated in the #urojc twitter journal club on the article. …