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Battle of the Blades: Part 2 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Battle of the Blades: Part 2

Part 2: Who is the King of First-Pass Success?             In our last post, we saw that the NEAR III data suggested video laryngoscopy increases first pass success, although there…

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Battle of the Blades: The Death of DL? 690 539 Richie Cunningham

Battle of the Blades: The Death of DL?

“I will unequivocally state that it is wrong for people to practice direct laryngoscopy in 2012.”  — Ron Walls on EMRAP September 2012 Awfully harsh words from the man who…

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Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine 1550 800 Richie Cunningham

Defining Procedural Competency in Emergency Medicine

As originally published in EM Resident. A recent retrospective review analyzing a group of academic, community and free-standing EDs published in JACEP Open showed that emergency physicians performed a median…

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Meet the Team

COPA STRONG is the official Free Open Access to Medical Education (FOAMed) blog of the Creighton/Maricopa Emergency Medicine Residency in Phoenix, Arizona. While COPA STRONG covers an eclectic mix of topics in the field of Emergency Medicine, it has a particular focus on aggressive yet nuanced resuscitation strategies for caring for the critically ill. The blog reviews the latest and greatest literature, opinions, and techniques. COPA STRONG is largely resident-driven, spearheaded by its co-founders Richie Cunningham, Jon Kelley, and Brendan Tarzia and peer-reviewed by our faculty members.

Richie Cunningham, MD

Editor in Chief

Jon Kelley, DO

Deputy Editor

Brendan Tarzia, DO

Deputy Editor