Browsing: Critical Care

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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
Dual Defibrillation: The Achilles' Heel of Refractory V-Fib? Proposed theories as to why DD may be efficacious include the delivery of more energy to overcome the defibrillation threshold as well as
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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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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
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Critical Care Alert: Mechanical Ventilator Protocol A Quasi-Experimental, Before-After Trial Examining the Impact of an Emergency Department Mechanical Ventilator Protocol on Clinical Outcomes and Lu
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Pain Management in Vaso-occlusive Sickle Cell Crisis Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic blood disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 100,000 persons.1 Vaso-occlusive
Managing Acute Right Ventricular Failure A 50-year-old woman with a history of primary pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular dysfunction presents with one week of worsening abdominal pain. Sh
Critical Care Alert: Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Out-of-Hospital and in-ED Cardiac Arrests A 57-year-old male with unknown past medical history becomes unresponsive as witnessed by bystanders. He is
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Critical Care Alert: Prognostic Accuracy of Sepsis-3 Criteria for In-Hospital Mortality Among Patients with Suspected Infection A 78-year-old female presents to the emergency department with altered
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Critical Care Alert: Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering in Patients with Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage A 57-year-old male with a history of hypertension and diabetes develops a severe headache and nausea.