Monday

Disposition of Pediatric Burn Patients

A full discusison of pediatric burns would involve management of ABCs, calculation of body surface area burned and the intricacies of different calculations, fluid management, pain control, and finally disposition.  For this, read a full chapter and several articles on burn management and resuscitation - here we have a quick rundown of what patients require transfer to burn center and/or admission vs which might be able to be discharged home. 

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Treatment of Hypertensive Emergencies

Last week, we briefly defined hypertensive emergency as acute blood pressure elevation (SBP >180 and/or DBP>120) with evidence of end-organ damage. (Remember, hypertensive urgency is the same blood pressure elevation without end-organ damage).  Once we have identified a hypertensive emergency, what are our best treatment options? Below is a quick guide (not comprehensive) to some go-to options.

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