The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast | Medical Education for Internist, Hospitalist, Primary Care, Family Medicine | Like EmCrit
About This Show
The Curbsiders is an Internal Medicine Podcast featuring four board-certified Internists as they "curbside" the experts to provide listeners with clinical pearls and practice-changing knowledge. Supercharge your medical education and join Doctors Matthew Watto, Tony Sidari, Stuart Brigham and Paul Williams as they serve up a little knowledge food for your brain hole along with a healthy dose of humor. No boring lectures here, just the stuff you wish they'd taught in medical school and residency. Perfect podcast for Internal Medicine, Primary Care and Hospital Medicine whether you're an Internist, Family Medicine provider, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.
Most Recent Episode
How to respond to in-flight emergencies
Summary: Does the thought of responding to an in-flight emergency ruin your air travel? Then tune in because on this episode, Angelica Zen, MD, Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at UCLA, recounts a harrowing tale of heroism at 30,000 feet and schools us on how to throw down in an in-flight emergency. We review what’s available in the standard medical kit, common conditions encountered, and the medical legal implications of responding to in-flight emergencies. This episode is a must listen before you next step on a plane. Clinical Pearls: Stay Calm! If you freak out, so will everyone else. Think outside the box and be prepared to improvise from available resources. (e.g. ask another passenger for a glucometer) Standard medical kit contains - manual BP cuff, stethoscope (cheap), gloves, oropharyngeal airways, CPR masks, bag-valve masks, IV set, 500 ml saline, needles, syringes, analgesic tabs, antihistamine (tabs or injection), aspirin, atropine, inhaler (bronchodilator), Dextrose 50%, Epi (1:1000 and 1:10000), IV lidocaine, nitroglycerin tabs, supplemental oxygen. Don’t forget to utilize the ground medical team! Legal repercussions very unlikely unless there is “gross neglect” or “intentional harm”. DON’T treat patients if YOU’VE BEEN DRINKING! Common emergencies in order of decreasing frequency - syncope and presyncope, dyspnea, acute coronary syndrome, altered mental status, psychiatric emergencies, stroke, cardiac arrest Goal: Listeners will understand their role and potential liabilities during in-flight emergencies and effectively utilize available resources for triage, patient care, and decisions about diverting the plane. Learning objectives: