EM Basic

Join Dan McCollum as he discusses COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

  • What are the symptoms of this disease?
  • How is it spread?
  • What personal protective equipment is needed?
  • What are key elements of the history and physical exam?
  • Are there any treatments that help?

This is a rapidly evolving topic, so please use multiple sources, stay informed, and follow your local hospital's guidance as this disease develops.

Direct download: COVID_em_basic2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Join Zac Hodges and Dan McCollum as they have a conversation about neonatal fevers with Dr. Kathryn McLeod, an experienced pediatrician at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.  We discuss the general approach to taking the history and physical exam of a patient with a fever under the age of 90 days.  Where did prior guidelines on the initial workup come from?  How did immunizations change the risk of serious bacterial infection?  What are some recent new approaches to the febrile neonate?  Join us as we discuss this and more!

Direct download: Febrile_Infant_EM_Basic1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Join physicians Eric Ring, Zac Hodges, and Dan McCollum as they discuss how to properly care for the pediatric patient with sickle cell disease.  Dr. Eric Ring is a pediatric specialist in Hematology and Oncology at the Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, GA.  What are the critical elements of a history of present illness?  What red flags should you look for on physical exam?  What are the dreaded complications of sickle cell disease that you should be wary of?  Join us for these questions and more!

Direct download: SickleCellPodcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT