Tue, 02/20/2018 - 5:00am

A woman presents to your ED with vaginal swelling.  Your correctly identify a Bartholin's abscess and the need for drainage.  Here are some pearls on word catheter placement.

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Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:46am

Ultrasound guidance has undeniably revolutionized IV access and is an incredibly useful skill for the ED physician.  The following are by no means a comprehensive guide to the procedure but rather 10 tips for small changes that are often overlooked and can make a huge difference. If you have trained with ultrasound guided IV’s and feel comfortable already with your own style, this may not be as helpful for you. For the medical students, interns, and perhaps "less young attendings" that did not have a vascular probe attached to their hip during residency, read on!

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Sun, 02/18/2018 - 2:00pm

A high yield summary of this week's posts!

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Sat, 02/17/2018 - 9:41pm

 

Board Review: Thyroid Storm 

 

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Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:19am

You scroll through the CT head of your cirrhotic trauma patient and note the pictured findings. He takes no blood thinners. His INR is 1.9 and platelets are 85. The neurosurgeon is recommending you “reverse his underlying coagulopathy.” Read ahead for tips for what to do next!

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Thu, 02/15/2018 - 9:02pm

Last week the Cooper EM residents received a primer on the approach to the patient with IBD in the ED from our own GI fellow Krysta Contino. This week will focus on the basic approach, and next week we will take a deeper dive into specific complications that every ED doc needs to know about!

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Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:00am

An 81 yo M presents to the ED with his daughter for worsening confusion.

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Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:00am

Autonomic dysreflexia is a potentially dangerous and lethal syndrome that develops in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients resulting in acute, uncontrolled, life-threatening hypertension.

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Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:20am

Wounds sustained from animal bites are a common ED complaint. Read on below for an approach to bites that reviews when/how to close, use of antibiotics, when to give tetanus and indications for rabies prophylaxis.

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Sun, 02/11/2018 - 8:00am

A high yield summary of this week's posts

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