EM Board Bombs
By Dr. Blake Briggs and Dr. Iltifat Husain
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Emergency Medicine free, short podcasts with high yield board and shelf review. Printed review handout sheets on board review topics. Available on Apple iTunes Podcast app for download. Podcast audio is crisp, fun, and enjoyable. emboardbombs.com
||CleanRocketman! ED Guide to Blast injuries||Happy Veteran’s Day and Armistice Day! We discuss the ultra-high yield blast injuries- their presentations, epidemiology, and injury patterns on boards. We make this one sticks! Website: www.emboardbombs.com||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAcute Chest Syndrome- When Vosyn is wrong||We talk about Acute Chest- epidemiology, common bugs, what antibiotics to give, the diagnostic workup, and when the heck to think about exchange transfusions. Shoutout to Ikram Irfanullah, MS4 for writing the stem! Link to website: www.emboardbombs.com||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Bomb! Can you interpret this ICD?||Dr. Husain shares a hilarious story from work and we discuss ICD’s and VT. www.emboardbombs.com||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Piano Man causing Vtach||The dynamic duo discuss Vtach- our favorite wide complex tachycardia. We talk about why you should almost always assume its VT, underlying causes, and what medical therapy to offer.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBleeding trachs and Billie Jean||Today Blake Briggs is all by himself to handle a subscriber’s question on bleeding trachs. He also rambles about useless information. Link to website: www.emboardbombs.com||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to stop zombie hand: high pressure injury||Today we freak everyone out about the highly dangerous high pressure injuries, how the physical exam is not helpful, the prognosis, and complication rates. Should be terrifying.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFried snickers and gallstones||Today we discuss how fun state fairs are…but not for your gallbladder. We cover biliary colic, cholecystitis, emphysematous cholecystitis, HIDA vs US, and complications. We even had time to breathe.||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDoxycycline for all- #blessed||Today we discuss Lyme Disease, why doxycycline is the greatest (even for kids), and #blessed.||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNormal saline vs LR- an eternal struggle||The Battle Royale between two common crystalloids- NS vs LR. We bring you the rundown and why we belong to the House of Ringers.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPediatric EKGs stink||Struggling with pediatric EKGs? Great- we hate 'em too. Let's tidy up some of those myths and what to look for! Website: www.emboardbombs.com||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLayups and dislocations all day||Lebron vs Kobe? Don't bother asking Dr. Husain. Any bad layup can cause a shoulder dislocation. We discuss the presentation, epidemiology, diagnosis, and complications of these common dislocations. Website: www.emboardbombs.com||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper fast FAST exam||Today we cover the FAST exam. All those stats you hate about it, why we do it, and the particular board-relevant topics you'd encounter. Website: www.emboardbombs.com||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTheres a snake in my boot! Snake bite guide||Today we learn all about board relevant snake bites. What to do before the hospital, when to observe, when to treat, and why Australia is the most dangerous place in the world. Website: www.emboardbombs.com||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeningitis Prophylaxis? Hakuna Matata||We discuss this short little pearl on a common board question: What you have to do when someone needs meningitis prophylaxis. Also making an appearance is Lion King and awkward teenage years. Website: www.emboardbombs.com||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Bomb! Lightning injury prevention||Join us for a rapid Bonus Bomb as a thank you to all our subscribers. This is awesome, non-board relevant trivia that might come in handy one day on the golf course, hiking, or just if you have bad luck. Website: www.emboardbombs.com||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLightning strikes more than once||The classic lightning strike ED patient. We discuss paths of least resistance, why German is an aggressive language, and what the hell keraunoparalysis is. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheap Turkish Cigarettes and COPD||Here we talk about Camel City (#reppin' the hometown), COPD exacerbation complications and causes, Gold Criteria, and when to give Antibiotics and steroids. Whew, needless to say its a jam-packed episode. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpen Fractures: Mad Max vs Gustillo||Nothing a little soap suds can fix right? Wrong. Time to rely on modern medicine AKA antibiotics. Mad Max and Gustillo teach us some things about open fractures. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrategic Ice packing and heat stroke||In a world where patients get hot, its up to us to tactically place ice packs in strategic locations to stop heat stroke. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Haiku for Aortic Dissection||The pulses wither, clinging to the last piece of intima, explodes into hemorrhage That was our attempt at an aortic dissection haiku. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWingardium leviosa and Status epilepticus||Status Epilepticus, a lesser known Harry Potter spell, can be easily treated by applying MITTENs...really we promise this is relevant... trust us. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRockin' the Pelvis||Not what you're thinking, how dare you. We discuss pelvic trauma initial assessment, sheeting, and likely triage... but to where??? Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial K||So many myths about Ketamine, as well as the cereal. We will dispel myths about one of them... your turn to guess. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLouis Vitton and Warfarin- A Black Box warning||What's the most important first step in managing a patient with a warfarin-induced head bleed? Not Louis Vitton you may say.... Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSmoking kills... so do house fires||Vitamins, smoke inhalation, and how to identify this rare but classic tox question. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIO madness||Striking bone in order to save someone's life takes effort, skillz, and a good drill. Let's cover the comprehensive board-relevant info. Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrouching Resident, Hidden C-spine||New to hit the theatres this fall: a resident who takes holding in-line stabilization just one. step. too. far. Let's cover c spine and intubating. Can it be done??? Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFalling from Horses- Lis Franc||Dr. Lisfranc, Napoleon, Falling from horses, Orthopedic surgery, and other Frenchy things Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSnuffbox of Doom||All about that dang scaphoid Link to the Website: www.emboardbombs.com||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKanavel's Fingers||Kanavel? Who is this guy? Apparently he matters for boards.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUrticaria and other hard to pronounce words||Recognizing anaphylaxis is not always obvious. We present a tricky board question that tests the clinician's ability to identify the presentation and differentiate correct treatment.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll about dat Delta P||High yield but rare, we hit what you need to know to ace it on the boards- the delta pressure, the presentation, and the management, as it relates to those tricky multiple choice questions!||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Practical Podcast for any ED resident, nurse, student
Dr. Briggs and Husain do an excellent job giving quick takes on numerous common topics and complaints in the ED. Something present in each podcast for all levels of learning. Would love to hear an episode about pain meds (low dose ketamine vs morphine?) or an episode about common ED abx by system or if there is a role for steroids in initial treatment of septic shock? Just a few thoughts, thanks for all the hard work!
Awesome Review material!!
Really great board content in a funny / entertaining fashion!!! Would love to see some cme activities too!!
Great board review!
Awesome job! Keep up the podcast!