Emergency Medicine Breve Dulce Talks

Breve Dulce Talks

Breve Dulce (formerly known as the PK Talks), which is derived from breve et dulce – Latin for “short and sweet” are rapid-fire talks that cover a variety of important topics. The Breve format is a succinct, high-level overview in less than seven minutes (short) of EM pearls that you can immediately put to use in your everyday practice (sweet). These talks are from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine's Annual Scientific Assemblies. For more educational content, including video and slides, visit AAEM Online.

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 Easy and Safe IV Administration of Epinephrine for Anaphylactic Shock and Life Threatening Asthma

Episode 9 | Duration: 07:06 | File size: 6667KB | Posted: November 23, 2016

Corey Slovis, MD FAAEM FACP FACEP, discusses the imperative that emergency physicians know how to give intravenous epinephrine by infusion safely. This talk was featured at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly.


 Vomiting in a World Without Ondansetron

Episode 8 | Duration: 07:15 | File size: 6907KB | Posted: November 22, 2016

Ondansetron is the most popular antiemetic and often gets used indiscriminately for all types of vomiting ... but how would we treat vomiting if all of a sudden there was no ondansetron? Zachary Repanshek, MD FAAEM, addresses this question. This talk was featured at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly.


 Systematically Controlling Frequent Emergency Department Users

Episode 7 | Duration: 07:12 | File size: 6858KB | Posted: November 21, 2016

Tom Scaletta, MD MAAEM FAAEM, covers an effective means of cutting visits by frequent users in half, satisfying all aspects of the IHI Triple Aim, and creating emergency department capacity without increased staff or space. This talk was featured at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly.


 Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Myths and Pearls

Episode 6 | Duration: 07:42 | File size: 7332KB | Posted: November 21, 2016

Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of unintentional poisoning worldwide. The diagnosis and treatment of this complex toxicity is challenging and poorly understood. Siamak Moayedi, MD FAAEM, covers three myths and three pearls. This talk was featured at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly.


 Ultrasound Q&A Highlights

Episode 5 | Duration: 06:51 | File size: 6525KB | Posted: November 21, 2016

Brianne Steele, MD FAAEM, covers case-based highlights Q&A focusing on uses of ultrasound that make the provider more efficient and effective. This talk was featured at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly.


 Every Breath Brings You Closer to Death: Managing RV Failure and PPV

Episode 4 | Duration: 07:25 | File size: 7064KB | Posted: November 21, 2016

Patients presenting to the emergency department sometimes require positive pressure ventilation. The risk of death during intubation is generally low however patients with RV dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension are at extremely high-risk of death during the peri-intubation period. In this lecture, Haney Mallemat, MD FAAEM, focuses on the steps a physician can take to minimize the risk of death. This talk was featured at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly.


 Ultrasound-Guided Femoral Nerve Block: A Critical Procedure for Every Emergency Physician

Episode 3 | Duration: 06:44 | File size: 6413KB | Posted: November 21, 2016

Arun Nagdev, MD, covers simplified technique based lecture on how to perform an ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block when treating a patient with a hip fracture. This talk was featured at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly.


 How to Save A Dying LVAD

Episode 2 | Duration: 07:08 | File size: 6796KB | Posted: November 21, 2016

Zachary Shinar, MD, covers how you can avoid the major pitfalls in treating an LVAD that comes into the emergency department in extremis.


 Half Baked: Preemie Delivery in Your Emergency Department!

Episode 1 | Duration: 07:18 | File size: 6951KB | Posted: November 21, 2016

Joelle Borhart, MD FAAEM FACEP, discusses navigating the emergency department delivery of an extremely premature infant--a true nightmare scenario! This talk was featured at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 22nd Annual Scientific Assembly.