Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD
A patient comes into the ED with a high fever, shortness of breath, mild headache, diarrhea, and general malaise. It’s 2021… so naturally, the ‘COVID alarms’ start sounding in our heads. But if it were that simple, we probably wouldn't be posting about it, would we?
Last week, we covered the basics of adult pneumonia, focusing on community acquired pneumonia (CAP). This week, will we cover the pathogens and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) & ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP).
Over the last few weeks, we covered pediatric coughs, finishing with pediatric pneumonia. This week, we will continue along this trend and discuss community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the adult population.
With several anticoagulants now on the market, one needs to be well versed in the various reversal options in the setting of lifethreatening bleed (or if supratherapeutic on coumadin). Here's your quick review.
Happy Labor Day from your friends at Cooper Emergency Medicine - we'll return with all new content tomorrow!
Summer = the beach here in NJ and with the beach season comes marine envenomations. Luckily, the most common jellyfish found here in NJ is the moon jelly which causes little to no sting. But any jellyfish conversation in EM should include a discussion of Irukandji Syndrome - so here are your quick facts.