Board Review: Lets get cerebral
A 59 year old male presents complaining of unsteadiness on his feet and vomiting for 24 hours. You know there are numerous benign explanations for his symptoms, but also realize there are a few "can't miss" diagnoses as well...what are they and how do we assess for them in the ED?
Working up a patient for visual loss? Concerned they have optic neuritis and not sure what to do next? Let's review some basics of optic neuritis
Quick and easy visual guide to anterior cord syndrome, central cord syndrome and Brown Sequard.
Your one minute back to basics summary on non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage treatment
60 yo w/ hx insulin dependent diabetes, HTN, HLD, presents to the ED complaining of double vision and drooping eyelid for 3 days. POC glucose 359. CTH w/o and CTA head negative. What's the likely diagnosis?
As with most complaints in Emergency Medicine, headaches are usually benign and self-limited conditions. Occasionally, however, the etiology can be potentially devastating, particularly in post-partum patients...
Your patient is seizing, your benzo didn't work, what's next?
Knowing your action plan for a patient in status epilepticus is crucial. Preparation = success! Review this chart until you've got a 1st, 2nd & 3rd line medication, with doses, always ready in your mind. If you've got this down already, how about for pediatrics?