REGIONAL ANESTHESIA REMIX: TORSO BLOCKS (Courtesy Dr. Joseph Koes) While many emergency medicine physicians may not be comfortable with regional anesthesia of the torso, it is important to always be looking towards the future and how we can best serve our patients. Dr. Koes gives a nice review of two important blocks: serratus anterior and erector spinae. These blocks may prove to be especially helpful in managing a geriatric trauma patient, where IV narcotics may be especially harmful. Enjoy the lecture and remember to always CONSIDER THE PROBE!!!
FELLOW'S CORNER: Pericardial Effusion, Tamponade, and Pericardiocentesis Dr. Pfeiffer takes us through a great review of diagnosing a circumferential effusion, identifying tamponade physiology and the safest way to perform what may be a once-in-a career procedure: an emergent pericardiocentesis. (Hint...its Ultrasound Guided...)