Browsing: Critical Care

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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
Bullet Points: Penetrating Neck Trauma A 57-year-old female is brought in to the emergency department after sustaining a gunshot wound to the right face. Initial assessment reveals facial swelling an
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Diagnosing and Managing Shock From the March 2014 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Diagnosis and Management of Shock in the Emergency Department.” Reprinted with permission. To access your EMRA
Opinions and History on Laryngoscopy As Kleenex ® has evolved to relate to facial tissue, video laryngoscopy (VL) has become a descriptor for any use of a laryngoscope device with a video camera on i
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Solo Sodium: Emergent Management of Symptomatic Hyponatremia  A 62-year-old Hispanic male is brought in by EMS for altered mental status and new onset seizure. On arrival to the emergency department
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In Shock: The Approach to Pediatric Sepsis Introduction and Sepsis Review Whether in a pediatric or adult patient, the physiologic process of sepsis remains the same. Sepsis is a systemic inflammator
Resuscitation and the Humeral Intraosseous Line A lethargic 56-year-old female with a history of end stage renal disease and intravenous drug use presents with hypoglycemia and severe hypotension. De
Stroke Alert: Beyond the Non-Con A 60-year-old female presents to the ED with altered speech and decreased responsiveness that began less than one hour ago. Outside of a resolving hypoxia, all vital
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Thrombolytics for Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy A 32-year-old pregnant woman at 30 weeks gestation is brought to the emergency department. Earlier in the day she had a sudden onset of shortness of