Browsing: Critical Care

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Critical Care Alert! Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy During Urgent Endotracheal Intubation A 42-year-old man who is diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia is transferred from the medi
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A Leg Up: Management of Chronic Wounds in the ED A 54-year-old male with a history of hypertension and morbid obesity presents to the emergency department (ED) with bilateral foot, ankle, and calf pa
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Under Pressure: Abdominal Compartment Syndrome A 24-year-old male arrives to the emergency department (ED) after a motor vehicle collision. Initial workup reveals pelvic fractures with a small amount
Fractures and Fat Globules: Fat Embolism Syndrome EMS brings in a 20-year-old male who jumped from an overpass in a suicide attempt. He arrives with normal hemodynamics and is found to have bilatera
ED-ECMO: Coming Soon to an ED Near You A 52-year-old man experiences crushing sub-sternal chest pain while walking through the mall and slumps to the floor. EMS performs an EKG and notes tombstone ST
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Toxic Shock Syndrome A 36-year-old man presents to the emergency department (ED) with altered mental status. Family reveals no significant medical history outside of recurrent epistaxis and a progres
Critical Care Alert! Dabigatran Reversal Article: Pollack CV et al. Idarucizumab for Dabigatran Reversal. NEJM. 2015;373: 511-20. PubMedID: 26095746 Background Novel oral anticoagulant agents such as
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Risking Life and Limb: Management of Phlegmasia Alba and Cerulea Dolens A 65-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer is brought to the emergency department with one day of left leg swelling,
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The Pediatric Airway Clinical Scenario You are working an overnight shift at a single-coverage emergency department, when EMS calls ahead with a pediatric medical alert. They are three minutes out wi
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Critical Care Research Database - 2015 Edition This research database is a comprehensive resource through which students, residents and fellows can develop a sound understanding of major topics in th