Fri, 05/29/2020 - 3:00am

It’s been a busy day in the ED and you’ve had several cardiac arrests come in back to back.  EMS calls in with another one just as they’re hitting the door.  The patient is an adult, but you notice the BVM they’re using is much smaller than what you’re used to seeing.  The medic says “The day has been so bad, we didn’t have time to get back to base to restock the rig.  We only had a pediatric BVM.”  Knowing that safe ventilation includes limiting tidal volumes and pressures, you wonder what the implications of using a pediatric BVM are.

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Thu, 05/28/2020 - 5:00am

 

A patient with PMH of HTN and DM presents to the ED with chest pain. What is the interpretation of the ECG?

 

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Wed, 05/27/2020 - 5:00pm

80 yo M presents to the ED w/ 1 week of intermittent epigastric pain w/ nausea and vomiting.

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Mon, 05/25/2020 - 5:00am

Last week, we learned the basics on how to perform an ocular ultrasound and what a normal eye looks like on ultrasound.  This week, we cover 5 eye pathologies that are easy to diagnose with use of ultrasound.

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Sat, 05/23/2020 - 10:15pm

 

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Fri, 05/22/2020 - 5:41am

As we learn more about the pathophysiology of COVID-19, alternative treatments are being explored for the severe sequelae of this disease. SARS-CoV-2 enters human cells via the ACE2 receptor, located in many organs, including the heart, vascular endothelium, and alveolar epithelium causing an inflammatory cascade that can lead to ARDS, vasodilatory shock, myocarditis, acute kidney injury and capillary leak. Given the relationship between SARS-CoV-2 and the RAAS, is there a role for angiotensin II in vasodilatory shock caused by COVID-19?

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Thu, 05/21/2020 - 5:00am

Pediatric Elbow XR basics ... 

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Wed, 05/20/2020 - 5:10am

 

A 30 yo female presents with neck pain and arm weakness

 

 

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Tue, 05/19/2020 - 10:15am

47 yo M with history of HTN, HLD, morbid obesity presenting via EMS with altered mental status, found to be hypoglycemic with blood glucose in the 30’s prior to arrival. 

 

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Mon, 05/18/2020 - 5:00am

Here is your quick reference guide on how to perform a basic ocular ultrasound.  Check in next week for diagnosis of ocular pathologies utilizing ultrasound!

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