Episode 24

24 - Molnupiravir, Easy EM Coding Calculator, and Thumb Injuries


February 24th, 2023

44 mins 26 secs

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Welcome to the 2 View - Episode 24

Welcome to Episode 24 of “The 2 View,” the podcast for EM and urgent care nurse practitioners and physician assistants!

Show Notes for Episode 24 of “The 2 View” – New street drug xylazine/"tranq," app for EM coding changes, FPL injuries, hemorrhoids.


Butler CC, Hobbs FDR, Gbinigie OA, et al. Molnupiravir plus usual care versus usual care alone as early treatment for adults with COVID-19 at increased risk of adverse outcomes (PANORAMIC): an open-label, platform-adaptive randomised controlled trial. Lancet. PubMed. NIH: National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information. Published January 28, 2023. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36566761/

Molnupiravir. COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines. NIH. Last Updated: September 26, 2022. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/therapies/antivirals-including-antibody-products/molnupiravir/

Easy Emergency Medicine Coding Calculator

American Medical Association. 2023 Emergency Medicine Coding Guide. MDCalc. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.mdcalc.com/calc/10454/2023-emergency-medicine-coding-guide

CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) Code and Guideline Changes. Ama-assn.org. AMA: American Medical Association. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2023-e-m-descriptors-guidelines.pdf

Graham. 2023 Emergency Medicine Level of Service/Billing Guidelines Overview. Published December 31, 2022. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuV8O3SuXJI

The Center for Medical Education. Documentation Changes that Can Help Your Practice. Published August 16, 2022. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHLBjzQt4vo


DEA Joint Intelligence Report. The Growing Threat of Xylazine and its Mixture with Illicit Drugs. U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration. Dea.gov. Published October 2022. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2022-12/The%20Growing%20Threat%20of%20Xylazine%20and%20its%20Mixture%20with%20Illic

FDA warns about the risk of xylazine exposure in humans. Fda.gov. FDA. Published November 8, 2022. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.fda.gov/media/162981/download

Hoffman J. Tranq dope: Animal Sedative Mixed with Fentanyl Brings Fresh Horror to U.S. Drug Zones. The New York Times. Published January 7, 2023. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/07/health/fentanyl-xylazine-drug.html.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. Xylazine. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Advancing Addiction Science. Published April 21, 2022. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://nida.nih.gov/research-topics/xylazine

Overdose C on O. Toxicity of Xylazine and How It Impacts People Who Use Drugs by Dr. Joseph D’Orazio. Published June 15, 2022. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqpf0jIuyCo

Flexor Pollicis Longus and Other Thumb Injuries

Gault D. A review of repaired flexor tendons. J Hand Surg Br. ScienceDirect. Published October 1987. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0266768187901811

Urbaniak JR. Repair of the flexor pollicis longus. Hand Clin. Europe PMC. Published February 1, 1985. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://europepmc.org/article/med/3912396


Procedure Review: Thrombosed Hemorrhoids. EM:RAP. EM:RAP.ORG. Published April 2018. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.emrap.org/episode/emrapliveapril/procedurereview

Zuber TJ. Hemorrhoidectomy for Thrombosed External Hemorrhoids. Am Fam Physician. AAFP. Published 2002. Accessed February 21, 2023. https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2002/0415/p1629.html

Recurring Sources

Center for Medical Education. Ccme.org. http://ccme.org

The Proceduralist. Theproceduralist.org. http://www.theproceduralist.org

The Procedural Pause. Emergency Medicine News. Lww.com. https://journals.lww.com/em-news/blog/theproceduralpause/pages/default.aspx

The Skeptics Guide to Emergency Medicine. Thesgem.com. http://www.thesgem.com

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