John Cafaro MD

Advanced Practice: Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy

A very gravid patient arrives in your ED after sudden cardiac arrest. You begin to panic as you wonder what differences you need to consider for a pregnant patient in cardiac arrest. Lucky for you, you are an avid EM Daily reader!

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#EMconf: Thyroid Storm Treatment

We will continue our focus on thyroid emergencies.  Thryoid storm is a life threatening decompensation of thyrotoxicosis with the classic presenting triad of hyperthermia, altered mental status and sympathetic surge.  This is largely a clinical diagnosis and timely, accurate treatment is essential.  Read ahead for the treatment regimen and pay particular attention to the ORDER of medications!    

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