Episode 9

The 2 View: Episode 9


September 17th, 2021

1 hr 9 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

Welcome to Episode 9 of “The 2 View,” the podcast for EM and urgent care nurse practitioners and physician assistants!

Show Notes for Episode 9 of “The 2 View” – STI Treatment Guidelines, Muscle Relaxers, Patient Satisfaction Scores, Lidocaine, and More…

2021 Updated CDC STI Treatment Guidelines

Pocket Guide: Sexually Transmitted Infections. Summary of CDC Treatment Guidelines – 2021. Cdc.gov. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment-guidelines/pocket-guide.pdf

Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021. CDC. Provider Resources. Cdc.gov. Published August 5, 2021. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment-guidelines/provider-resources.htm

SGEM#335: Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves…Self-Obtained Vaginal Swabs for STIs. The Skeptics’ Guide to EM. Thesgem.com. Published June 26, 2021. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://www.thesgem.com/2021/06/sgem335-sisters-are-doin-it-for-themselves/

The Center for Medical Education. The 2 View: Episode 1. Fireside.fm. Published January 11, 2021. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://2view.fireside.fm/1

Workowski KA, Bachmann LH, Chan PA, et al. Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021. MMWR Recomm Rep. CDC. Published July 23, 2021. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/rr/rr7004a1.htm

Muscle Relaxers

Cashin AG, Folly T, Bagg MK, et al. Efficacy, acceptability, and safety of muscle relaxants for adults with non-specific low back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. PubMed.gov. Published July 7, 2021. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34233900/

Chou R, Peterson K, Helfand M. Comparative efficacy and safety of skeletal muscle relaxants for spasticity and musculoskeletal conditions: a systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. PubMed.gov. Published August 2004. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15276195/

Gerardo Sison P. Robaxin vs. Flexeril: Differences, similarities, and which is better for you. Singlecare.com. Published April 28, 2020. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://www.singlecare.com/blog/robaxin-vs-flexeril/

Gordon, S. Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe? Webmd.com. Published July 1, 2020. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://www.webmd.com/back-pain/news/20200701/muscle-relaxants-for-back-pain-are-soaring-are-they-safe

Motov, S. Faculty Forum: A Practical Approach to Pain Management. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJSioPsGw3A. The Center for Medical Education. Published December 2, 2020. Accessed September 7, 2021.

van Tulder MW, Touray T, Furlan AD, Solway S, Bouter LM. Muscle relaxants for non-specific low back pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. PubMed.gov. Published 2003. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12804507/

Patient Satisfaction Scores

Belanger T, Axene E, Martens K. numbERs: How to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores (Without Really Trying). Emergency Medicine News: The Most Trusted News Source in Emergency Medicine. Lww.com. Published July 2021. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://journals.lww.com/em-news/Fulltext/2021/07000/numbERs__How_to_Improve_Patient_Satisfaction.22.aspx


El-Boghdadly K, Pawa A, Chin KJ. Local anesthetic systemic toxicity: current perspectives. Local Reg Anesth. PMC: US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. Published August 8, 2018. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6087022/

Van Meter M. How is a 1% lidocaine concentration for oral nerve block calculated? Medscape.com. Updated January 17, 2019. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://www.medscape.com/answers/82850-105919/how-is-a-1-lidocaine-concentration-for-oral-nerve-block-calculated

Mike & Martha’s Something Sweet

Emanuel G. Does Your Kid’s Classroom Need An Air Purifier? Here’s How You Can Make One Yourself. NPR. Published August 26, 2021. Accessed September 7, 2021.

Mahoney S. Summerville woman receives national “Magic Maker” award from Disney. WCIV. Published August 26, 2021. Accessed September 7, 2021. https://abcnews4.com/news/local/summerville-woman-receives-national-magic-maker-award-from-disney

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

Trivia Question: Send answers to [email protected]

Last month we asked you a trivia question in conjunction with our pediatric-themed episode. It was another 2-part question and we asked: What year did the TV show Sesame Street first air in the United States and what color was Oscar the Grouch’s fur? The answer was: 1969 and orange.

Be sure to keep tuning in for more great prizes and fun trivia questions! Once you hear the question, please email us your guesses at [email protected] and tell us who you want to give a shout-out to.