Browsing: June 2017

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Beyond ATLS: What the Manual Doesn't Tell You All these factors coalesce in the trauma bay to create a downward spiral of shock where life-saving interventions wrestle with each other as the patient
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Top 10 Zika Facts for Emergency Physicians Zika has gained worldwide attention as an emerging virus, especially with regard to dangerous complications affecting the unborn. In an increasingly interco
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Blood Transfusion Reactions: TACO, TRALI, and Other Considerations A 67-year-old woman with no known medical problems presents to the emergency department (ED) with severe anemia identified by her pr
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Preshospital Sepsis Alerts: A Stemi or Stroke Equivalent? “This is Medic 19 bringing in a Sepsis Alert, ETA 5 min.” With that alert, you mobilize your team and prepare for the patient. When they arr
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Don't Kid Around: SGLT-2 Inhibitors and the Risk for Euglycemic DKA A 62-year-old female presents with cough and generalized weakness for one day. She has no other symptoms and physical exam is unrem
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Positively Useful: A Brief ED Guide to NIPPV It is important for the emergency physician to be comfortable directing and troubleshooting NIPPV in order to promote optimal patient outcomes. Paramedics