2016 Critical Ultrasound Course

On December 4th the Department of Emergency Medicine hosted its 11th hands-on ultrasound course at Mount Sinai. Over forty participants practiced critical ultrasound skills on live models and simulators, guided by a dozen of our faculty and…

Zika: What We Know & What We Don’t

The WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1st, 2016 due to the outbreak of microcephaly and Guillain-Barre Syndrome cases associated with the Zika virus. Here’s a quick review of what we do and do…

Narcan for the road?

     I could bullet point plenty of statistics, but I don’t think I have to convince you: there is an opioid epidemic and it is getting worse.       We all have treated patients for opioid overdose in the ED. We also frequently identi…

Digital Intubations

Among the least commonly utilized intubation techniques stands the humble digital intubation. The name says it all: the intubator uses their index and middle finger like a miller blade to locate (by palpation) and lift the epiglottis before…

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