Thursday

#EMconf - COPD management pearls!

You are caring for a sick patient with an acute COPD exacerbation. What O2 sat should you target? What meds should you give? If you have to intubate, what are the issues you'll have to deal with? This week we glean some valuable management pearls for the management acute COPD exacerbations from this month's Internal Medicine module at Cooper.

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#EMconf: 24 y.o. with Near Syncope

For the final week of our cardiology module, Dr. Lisa Filippone presented a great case.  A 24 y.o. male  playing basketball developed palpitations, lightheadedness, dizziness and almost 'passed out'.  On arrival to the ED the patient looked well and had no complaints except for palpitations:  HR 190, BP 130/70.  Lungs were clear, heart without an audible murmur and neuro exam was unremarkable.  ECG shown is shown.  What is the diagnosis and treatment?   

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#EMconf: Acute SOB

This week at our EM/Cardiology interdisciplinary conference, Dr. Lisa Filippone presented a case of a 75 year old male who presented with acute SOB.  This patient presented to the ED 3 days after a NSTEMI with hypotension and hypoxia.  No injury pattern was identified on his ecg but his CXR was consistent with pulmonary edema.  A bedside ECHO was performed that revealed the diagnosis....

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#EMconf: Serotonin Syndrome

To wrap up our toxicology module, Dr. Sumaya Mekkaoui reviewed serotonin syndrome.  This can be a challenging diagnosis to make and is often misinterpreted as other psychiatric or medical syndrome.  Look ahead for a quick review on the  clinical presentation, drugs implicated in serotonin syndrome, and comparing/contrasting similar toxidromes.  

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