Mon, 08/06/2018 - 5:00am

Summer and the hot weather isn't over just yet!  Read on for the common heat emergencies that you may still be seeing in your ED.

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Sat, 08/04/2018 - 1:00am

A 30 year-old female presents altered and minimally responsive. She was found next to an empty bottle of Valproic Acid. Her blood pressure is 130/80, heart rate is 90, afebrile and without tachypnea or hypoxia. You stabilize her. Depakote level is 550. What is the treatment of the choice? 

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Thu, 08/02/2018 - 10:12pm

Civil Law:

  • A dispute between two parties.
  • Burden of proof is based on a "preponderance of evidence".
  • Punishment is monetary without threat for incarceration. 

Criminal Law:

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Wed, 08/01/2018 - 7:00am


A 50 yo F with a history of poor dentition presents to the ED with fever and cough productive of yellow sputum x 2 weeks. 

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Tue, 07/31/2018 - 7:28pm
  • A 50 yo male presents with severe fatigue, tactile temps, chills, fatigue, and dizziness for one week. The family also notes yellowing of his skin.  T is 102.3 oral. His labs demonstrate a Hgb of 8.8, platelets of 141, and TBili of 1.6 with a normal direct bili. Cr is noted to be elevated at 1.42 with a normal baseline. What is going on with this patient and whom should we call?
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Mon, 07/30/2018 - 5:00am

While the scuba diving decompression illnesses of decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism are treated the same, the pathophysiology and presentation are different.

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Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:18am

A 76 year old female is brought to your ED by EMS on a hot summer day after she was found sitting in a wheelchair outside of her house..

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Fri, 07/27/2018 - 9:15pm

Check out the last video from Wednesday is ResusEM2!

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Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:21am

Dr. Lou Argentine discusses a case of Valproic Acid overdose at this weeks lecture series. 

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Wed, 07/25/2018 - 6:09pm

A 23 yo female presents with forearm pain.

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