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Blood & Clots Series: When is it safe to perform neuraxial procedures in an anticoagulated patient?

In Blood & Clots, Medical Concepts by Tobias TritschlerLeave a Comment

All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here. CanMEDS Roles addressed: Medical Expert, Collaborator Case Description You are assessing a 55-year-old male patient in the emergency room who is presenting with headache, fever, and neck stiffness. He needs a lumbar puncture to rule out bacterial meningitis. However, he is on apixaban 5 mg twice daily for atrial fibrillation with a CHADS65 score of 1 point for hypertension. His …

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The FOAMed Quiz Website

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“Welcome to The FOAMed Quiz Website! Our little contribution to the FOAM (Free Open Access Medical education) world. Numerous very smart and motivated healthcare professionals work hard every day to take medical education to the next level and make people like us better Emergency Care providers. The goal of our website is to publish one quiz every Friday containing questions about topics discussed recently at one of the many FOAMed blogs, podcasts and …

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CAEP FEI | A Peer-Reviewed Instructional Video is as Effective as a Standard Recorded Didactic Lecture in Medical Trainees Performing Chest Tube Insertion: A Randomized Control Trial

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Mark is a first year emergency medicine resident waiting in the trauma bay for an incoming thirty year old male with a penetrating stab wound to the chest. He wonders if he will have to insert a chest tube for this patient. It has been a long time since he did one in medical school and his memory of the steps is fuzzy. He wishes there was a tool to help him learn …