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How Not to Kill Your Patient

Sep 5, 2023

In this "intoxicating" episode of HNTKYP, Kevin McFarlane and Dr. Lisa Wolf explore the challenges of triaging intoxicated patients in the emergency department. They emphasize that managing intoxicated patients is far more complex than often perceived. The discussion includes intoxication as either a primary issue or...

Aug 15, 2023

In this episode, Kevin and Dr. Wolf explore the effects of heat on both the body and mind. They discuss common heat emergencies, identify populations at heightened risk for heat-related issues, and discuss how certain medications can impact the body's capacity to cope with elevated temperatures.

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Jun 21, 2023

In this episode, join Kevin and Dr. Lisa Wolf as they delve into the updates of the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage algorithm fifth edition.  As the first contributor to this latest iteration, Dr. Wolf brings invaluable expertise, and provides profound insights into the changes incorporated in version 5.  We will...

May 22, 2023

Good documentation allows for a retrospective understanding of a patient's condition when they arrived and how it has progressed.  Vital signs are particularly critical as they reveal trends and can help detect potential issues.  But here's the real challenge, finding that sweet spot between meeting the demands...

Apr 20, 2023

In this episode, Lisa and Kevin have a special guest, Annie Fulton, from Up My Nursing Game. Join us as we dive into the topic of delirium, a commonly overlooked and misdiagnosed condition in emergency departments with serious implications for patients.

In this episode, we'll explore delirium identification, effective...