Four clinical variables — the presence of fever, elevated pulse rate, crackles on auscultation, and low oxygen saturation — can help identify patients with pneumonia in the primary care setting, according to new data.
We haven't disappeared from the FOAM world but have been on hiatus for education and holiday reasons. Happy new year to all our readers!
Singhealth has been actively involved in EM and disaster medicine in the region for decades. Not only are Singapore doctors sent on relief missions but also for educational outreach in non disaster times. Here are a few photos from a recent trip to give our perspective to Nepal EM docs, nurses and administrators on pre-hospital and hospital disaster management.
On a personal note, it was heartening to go back to Kathmandu and its environs as the last time I was there was during the Nepal earthquake and much has improved both socially and preparedness wise.
|Group discussion and pre-presentation work|
|Outdoor hospital prep|
|Triage table tops|
|Field team bag preparation|
|How to moulage for excercises|
|Team presentation on their preparedness plans|
|The "dreaded" assessment - can't have learning without it!|
This edition of web wisdom encompasses mythbusting in trauma and radiology. Also a tour de force in dissections and finally a must hear podcast if you work in medicine at any level - all about UTIs.
- Grow a spine... or don't
- The intoxicated C-Spine
- All about the aortic scourge
- Contrasting myths
- Do you really need to do a pelvic exam?
- But the angiogram was normal!
The last podcast will stun you. not because its a sexy topic but maybe because it will make you remember the relevant issues in a most common presentation. Test yourself - do you know how to handle UTIs?