Alison Jaworski, MD
Here we review some burn basics in a post by our recent grad Lynn Manganiello! She may have moved on up in the world, but she's still here teaching us on EM Daily! Next week, we'll review some of the complications of burns.
Bupropion, most commonly sold as Wellbutrin, has many uses ranging from depression to smoking cessation. It comes, however, with several side effects we should be aware of and some scary effects when taken in overdose. In this post, we review this medication, the risks associated with it, and how to manage an overdose.
Last week we discussed PUD and gastritis. We touch on H. Pylori as a leading cause of PUD, but it deserves it's own slot for review. While we don't usually diagnose or treat this in the ED ourselves, it is useful to know so we can discuss this important disease with our patients!
In the next several posts, we review some of the common GI disorders we see in the ED, starting with peptic ulcer disease and gastritis. Read on for a good overview and some pearls of wisdom from Dr. Ugorets!
You’re working a shift in the Emergency Department and your patient needs an LP. You grab an informed consent form and head into the room to discuss the procedure with the patient... Of course you know you have to discuss risks and benefits and get the patient to sign the form, but what does "informed consent" actually mean?