Critical Care

No time for high fives…the initial management of mechanically ventilated patients matters! By Dr. Lou Argentine

You’ve just successfully intubated a critically ill patient in the emergency department….the nurse interrupts your celebration by asking if you would like any medications for sedation and/or pain management… does it matter?  YES!!!

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#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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Advanced Practice - Got a rhythm and it won't let go....

A patient presents in ventricular tachycardia with a blood pressure of 90 systolic. He is diaphoretic and complaining of chest pain. You decide to attempt electrical cardioversion and it fails. You attempts again....and again....and again....without success. You realize this is no ordinary VT...this is electrical storm. Read on for pearls on how to deal with this frightening and deadly condition.

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