HEENT – 2014


Below we have listed our selection of the 6 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in July 2014) related to HEENT topics, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. Given the paucity of HEENT blog posts relevant to Emergency Medicine, we searched posts older than 12 months but were still relevant in today’s practice. We recommend programs give 2 hours (20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

Descriptor Article Title Author Date Blog Source Link
Review of tetracaine prescriptions, floaters, appropriate follow-up, and eye ultrasound Eye Emergencies, “Answers” Anand Swaminathan MD July 1, 2014 EMlyceum Eye Emergencies
Review of epistaxis including anterior versus posterior, treatment devices, and antibiotics after packing Epistaxis, “Answers” Anand Swaminathan MD October 12, 2013 EMlyceum Epistaxis
Review of hyphemas Half an 8 Ball Chris Nickson, MD 2010 Life In The Fast Lane Hyphema
Review of the differential diagnosis and clinical distinguishing findings for a red eye. The Red Eye Challenge Chris Nickson, MD 2010 Life In The Fast Lane The Red Eye
Review of the many uses of ocular ultrasound in the Emergency Department The ocular ultrasound Chris Nickson, MD 2010 Life In The Fast Lane Ocular Ultrasound
Review of the diagnosis and management of Epiglottitis. Adult Epiglottitis: Not just a hot potato Tanya Viaznikova MD July 1, 2014 BoringEM (moved to CanadiEM) Adult Epiglottitis

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