@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed Supplement No. 23

1. Ob/Gyn Core Content: Ectopic Pregnancy

- emdocs covers the basics and ACEP Clinical Policy regarding ectopic pregnancy.

- EM Updates has this algorithm for evaluation for ectopic in the ED

- SGEM covers JAMA's rational clinical exam for ectopic pregnancy

- EM Curious Ultrasound Leadership Academy covers Ultrasound in Early Pregnancy


2.  Congenital Heart Disease in Adults

- The Journal Circulation had a three part series on the pathophysiology of adults with congenital heart disease:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.


3. Treating Hypoxia

- Everyday E(B)M has this algorithm for trouble shooting hypoxia on the vent.

- The ED ECMO blog and podcast covers all things ED ECMO, including indications, methods, and a literature database.

- Life in the Fast Lane has this list of maneuvers to improve oxygenation in ARDS.

- Familiarize yourself with the ARDSnet protocol (... and consider keeping a copy of the FiO2/PEEP table on your phone or mobile device)

4.  the ethics of Perimortem Procedures

- Highly recommend reading "The Ethics of Using the Recently Deceased to Instruct Residents in Cricothyrotomy" by Andrew Makowski published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine

- NPR covered the movement for "The Pause" after a death in the ED.


5. Admin: ED Benchmarking Alliance

- This article in EP Monthly discusses the results of the 2012 ED Benchmarking Alliance survey demonstrating that the ED is the Nexus of Care.

- Review the key ED Metrics of Performance with the Emergency Department Performance Measures Updates from the 2014 Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance Consensus Summit.  


Maia (@maiadorsett)