Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:30pm

Read on for a summary of a lecture from Dr. Richard Byrne on common themes in ED malpractice. Knowledge of the high risk patients and diagnoses is the first and best defense against diagnostic error!

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Wed, 04/03/2019 - 12:10am

A 65 yo male presents wth chest swelling over the last 2 hours

 

 

 

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Thu, 03/28/2019 - 11:45am

Dr. Salzman, Toxicologist, discusses a recent case of rodenticide overdose in the Cooper Emergency Department. 

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Wed, 03/27/2019 - 7:00am

A 63 yo F is brought in by EMS after being found down.

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Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:55am

The Cooper EM Residency recently hosted a spirited debate on the topic of administering thromblytic therapy during cardiac arrest. Drs. Byrne and Roberts faced off in a duel for the ages! Read on to see the results of the largest randomized controlled trial the "TROICA" study and to see the winner (and loser)!

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Fri, 03/15/2019 - 4:42pm

A 26 year old female at 40 weeks gestation presents to your emergency department in labor.  During the delivery you notice retraction of the fetal head against the maternal perineum and are unable to deliver either shoulder.  Which of the following steps below should be performed first?

  1. Suprapubic pressure with flexion of hips 
  2. Episiotomy 
  3. Rotate mother to prone position 
  4. Cephalic replacement 
  5. Intentional clavicle fracture 
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Thu, 03/14/2019 - 7:00am
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 1:00pm

A 19 yo M presents to the ED complaining of elbow pain after running into a wall with an outstretched arm.

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Sat, 03/09/2019 - 4:49am

Which of the following is the leading cause of postpartum hemorrhage?

A) Uterine atony

B) Retained placental fragments

C) Lower genital tract laceration 

D) Underlying coagulopathy 

 

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Thu, 03/07/2019 - 7:00am

Discharge:

  • Healthy + young females + tolerating PO + well appearing
  • Admit anyone else
  • Pregnancy gets admitted for increased risk for preterm labor. 

Should you send blood culture if admit?

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