Alison Jaworski, MD
Admittedly not so much a “basic” concept, but this does bring me back to textbooks and medical school. Having seen this recently in a real patient, thought it was useful to review. Highlights the importance of a good medication reconciliation!
MAOI + tyramine tyramine reaction hypertensive urgency/emergency
Delivering bad news, such as concern for a new cancer diagnosis, is difficult in any setting. In the ED, we are often faced with additional challenges - limited information, time constraints, lack of established relationship with patients, and many others. Yet it is crucial we learn to do this well - here is some guidance to get started.
Good analgesia is crucial in fracture reduction. This can be achieved many different ways, including regional anesthesia, systemic pain medications, or procedural sedation. For certain fracture types, such as wrist fractures, a hematoma block is often used. Here are basic instructions, tips and tricks for performing a hematoma block.