Episode 35

35 - POCUS for Cholecystitis and PECARN


May 15th, 2024

1 hr 10 mins 36 secs

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About this Episode

Welcome to Episode 35 of “The 2 View,” the podcast for EM and urgent care nurse practitioners and physician assistants!

Show Notes for Episode 35 of “The 2 View” – the spring editorial edition!

POCUS in the ED for Cholecystitis

March 2024: Annals of Emergency Medicine. SoundCloud. Published January 2022. Accessed May 2, 2024. https://soundcloud.com/annalsofem/march-2024

The Center for Medical Education. Upper Abdominal Disorders | The EM Boot Camp Course. YouTube. Published July 12, 2022. Accessed May 2, 2024. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESxRdeEYeHk

Wilson SJ, Thavanathan R, Cheng W, et al. Test Characteristics of Emergency Medicine-Performed Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Ann Emerg Med. Published October 18, 2023. Accessed May 2, 2024. https://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(23)01214-3/abstract

PECARN Validation

Holmes JF, Yen K, Ugalde IT, et al. PECARN prediction rules for CT imaging of children presenting to the emergency department with blunt abdominal or minor head trauma: a multicentre prospective validation study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. PubMed. NIH: National Library of Medicine: National Center for Biotechnology Information. Published May 2024. Accessed May 2, 2024. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38609287/

PECARN Pediatric Head Injury/Trauma Algorithm. MDCalc. Accessed May 2, 2024. https://www.mdcalc.com/calc/589/pecarn-pediatric-head-injury-trauma-algorithm

PECARN Pediatric Intra-abdominal injury (IAI) algorithm. MDCalc. Accessed May 2, 2024. https://www.mdcalc.com/calc/3971/pecarn-pediatric-intra-abdominal-injury-iai-algorithm

PECARN Spotlight: Tools Validated. EM Pulse PodcastTM. EM Pulse PodcastTM - Bringing research and expert opinion to the bedside. Published April 18, 2024. Accessed May 2, 2024. https://ucdavisem.com/2024/04/18/pecarn-spotlight-tools-validated/

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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