Author: Puja Gopal, PGY2, MD (@PGOPEM, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO)
Editor: Jay Khadpe, MD (@RIVERCITYEM, UF JACKSONVILLE)
As the new academic year starts, everyone looks to improve upon their procedural skills. Whether it’s new interns doing a procedure for the first time or a senior resident perfecting their technique and teaching their younger comrades, procedural skill is of the utmost importance to our field. It’s easy to become overwhelmed with the vast amount of resources out there so we’ve put together a list of some of the most high-yield procedural videos out there for 10 common ER procedures. One to two videos were selected for a core EM procedure that highlight the most important aspects, preparation and techniques. They are meant as a guide and starting point, especially for those who would like focused pearls.
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Basic Ultrasound by The Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (featured by Ultrasound Podcast.com)
Central Line Micro-skills by EMCrit.org
LMA Supraglottic Airway by EM:RAP
Orotracheal Intubation by NEJM
- For pearls from one of the masters of the airway, Dr. Levitan, can check out “10 Pearls from the Levitan Airway Course”
Wound Management and Laceration Repair
EZ – IO Placement by EM:RAP
Tube Thoracostomy by the University of Maryland
Knee Arthrocentesis by the University of Maryland
Lumbar Puncture by NEJM