Mon, 12/09/2019 - 5:00am

What do excedrin, pepto bismol, aspirin and oil of wintergreen have in common? Salicylates! As we know, this common drug can be quite toxic in overdose. Here we review the basics of salicylate poisoning.

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Sat, 12/07/2019 - 5:00am

A 17-year-old female presents to your ED with abdominal pain. Her vital signs are as follows: BP 90/60, HR 120, RR 16, and SpO2 99%. LMP is unknown. A urine pregnancy test is pending.

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Fri, 12/06/2019 - 5:00am

A 72-year-old man develops generalized tonic-clonic activity at home. He receives lorazepam 4 mg intravenously during the 7-minute transport to the ED. He continues to have witnessed convulsions on your examination. Point-of-care glucose is normal. After supporting his airway, breathing and circulation, what medication should be administered second line for status epilepticus (SE)? 

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Thu, 12/05/2019 - 5:00am

Critcally Appraised Topic - Does giving Benadryl prophylactically prevent metoclopramide induced akathisia? 

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Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:45pm

A 66 yo with right foot pain

 

 

 

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Tue, 12/03/2019 - 5:00am

You are evaluating a patient for abdominal pain the usual way (with a CT of course!) when you discover an incidental pericardial effusion. Quick as a flash you grab your trusty ultrasound and head back to the patient's room, wondering how this effusion got there and what POCUS findings you should be looking for...

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Mon, 12/02/2019 - 5:00am

You've diagnosed your patient with a PE! Now what?

Blood thinners? tPA? Other options?

Let's review some of the basics of PE management in the ED.

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Sat, 11/30/2019 - 5:00am

 

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Fri, 11/29/2019 - 6:00am

EMS brings in a 67 year old male in a PEA arrest. ROSC is obtained after twenty minutes of downtime. He was intubated by EMS during transport. A colleague talks to the family and she lets you know that he was complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain for an hour before he had a witnessed cardiac arrest and that his PMH includes HLD and HTN. The respiratory therapist is asking for the ventilator settings.

 

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Thu, 11/28/2019 - 5:00am

Coronary Angiography after Cardiac Arrest without ST-Segment Elevation

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