Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:43am

This post is a a summary of a portion of Dr Byrne's airway talk from last month's ResusEM conference at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. New techniques for preoxygenation before intubation can help to prolong time to desaturation and make this potentially dangerous procedure safer than ever!

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Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:50am

Hyponatremia is defined as Na < 138 mEq/L and occurs in 15-30% of hospitalized patients. Read on for a quick overview of how to approach it and the clinical signs and symptoms to look for!

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Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:00am

A high yield summary of this week's posts

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Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:54am

A 20 y/o M arrives to your ED following an assault with a baseball bat...

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Fri, 09/01/2017 - 6:16pm

Remember the mnemonic T.O.L.D. when taking care of critically ill pregnant patients

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Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:00pm

The Urine Drug Screen (UDS) is a commonly used test in the emergency department, however there are many shortcomings that limit its diagnostic utility. The Urine Drug Screen is exactly that – a SCREENing and not a confirmatory test!  This week Dr. Lauren Murphy educated us on: 1) the potential false positives and negatives of the UDAS and 2) the detection times that drug metabolites are at a concentration in the urine to trigger a positive result (cutoff value).  Read ahead for the reference tables!    

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Wed, 08/30/2017 - 6:43am

A 63 yo male presents with back pain and lower extremity weakness.

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Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:03am

Your patient just ate fish and seems to be having a weird reaction.  Could this be one of those weird marine poisonings?

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Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:17am

The differential for pediatric chest pain is very different from that of adults. Read below for a few pearls on Pediatric Chest Pain.

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Sun, 08/27/2017 - 8:00am

A High Yield summary of this week's posts

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