The ResusEM conference is coming back this August! This is a summary of a portion of Dr. Byrne's talk on airway management presented at the August 2017 ResusEM conference at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Check out some of the literature looking at the performance of video largyngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy in various hospital settings.
A 34 year old woman comes to the ER after a few days of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. She is found to be disoriented and hypotensive, but she isn’t improving with fluid hydration. What gives?
Withdrawal delirium (delirium tremens) can mimic many other critical illnesses we see including but not limited to sepsis, toxidromes, excited delirium, and hyperthermia, making it a life-threatening disease that is often underrecognized.
A 63 year-old female presents to the Emergency Department with sudden onset chest pain that is tearing to the back. Blood pressure is 200/110 and the patient looks very uncomfortable. You order a CTA of the Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis and diagnose Aortic Dissection. What is the medication of choice in the initial management of aortic dissection in this patient?
Answer is C: Esmolol
A 2-year old presents with a chief complaint of accidental mothball ingestion 2 days ago (as per his mother). He appears pale and has had a couple episodes of vomiting. He has a history of G6PD deficiency. What are your immediate concerns? (read more for the answer)
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!