Browsing: Critical Care Alert

In critically ill adult patients, heart rate and body temperature go hand-in-hand: as fever takes hold, the heart beats faster. In febrile and tachycardic patients, the heart rate should be evaluated
This Critical Care Alert examines a study of VA-ECMO on survival and predictors of mortality in patients who suffered massive pulmonary embolism-related cardiac arrest.
Non-acetaminophen-related causes of acute liver failure are inevitably going to present in the emergency department, and acknowledging that NAC likely has a place in the care of these patients is impo
When and what type of IV fluid should you administer for critically ill patients in order to achieve the best outcome in terms of sepsis? This study examines balanced fluid resuscitation started in th
The ideal oxygenation goal in patients with acute respiratory failure in the ICU remains unclear. The HOT ICU trial seeks to provide insight.
Originally designed for use in rheumatoid arthritis, tocilizumab is being considered as a potential therapeutic agent to treat COVID-19.
While much is still left to be known about COVID-19, research has supported the theory that an excessive host inflammatory response is responsible for much of the morbidity and mortality seen by the d
Does treatment with vitamin C, thiamine, and hydrocortisone lead to an increase in the number of days alive and free of mechanical ventilation and vasopressor use? The latest EMRA Critical Care Alert
The latest EMRA Critical Care Alert examines a study that questions whether ultra-short-acting beta-blockers, such as esmolol and landiolol, reduced 28-day mortality in septic patients with persistent
Two recent papers offer insight into the use of peripheral IVs to administer vasopressors. Will these studies change your practice for critically ill patients in the emergency department?