Jan 26, 2023
Tips for Palliative Medicine Consults in the ED
Although most evaluations and interventions focus on providing life-sustaining interventions in the ED, emergency physicians must also be prepared to provide proper care to individuals who may not benefit from the introduction of life-sustaining interventions. Emergency physicians must have knowledge of palliative care and must be able to perform palliative care when indicated. In specific situations, a palliative care consultation may be helpful in initiating and coordinating care for patients who would benefit.
Jan 26, 2023
Case Series: Prehospital POCUS Aides in Shortness of Breath Diagnosis
Shortness of breath is one of the most common EMS chief complaints, with the majority of our population endorsing a history of COPD, CHF, or both. Prehospital POCUS is a quick, non-invasive, and effective diagnostic option with potential benefits and limited downside. This case series demonstrates the different benefits of prehospital POCUS performed by our clinicians during a ride-along.
Jan 23, 2023
The Betty Bubble: A Week at the Hazelden Betty Ford Addiction Treatment Center
Addiction is a disease that responds to treatment. We must offer services to all patients no matter how many times it takes them to accept help. Who’s to say that attempt number 30 isn’t the one that will finally work? In the ED, we see only a snapshot of one’s addiction, but it is important to remember that each patient has an entire story, and we can help change the ending.