Browsing: Critical Care

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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
On Track: Creating the Critical Care Track in Your EM Residency With these examples and suggestions, you can help prepare or improve your own residency's critical care track. Care of the critically
The Masquerading HSV Infection Case Presentation Your next patient is a 36-year-old female with fever, body aches, and headache. She has been ill for four days with a temperature of 101 °F at home. S
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Early Cardiac Catheterization and PCI in Cardiac Arrest with ROSC We all know early recognition and early CPR is important for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients; however, what is the optimal ca
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Pathways to Critical Care Fellowship Training (Panel Discussion, ACEP14) The Fellows' Perspective Ann Tsung, MD. Ann is from the University of Florida and has matched at Washington University in St.
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Comparison of Dopamine and Norepinephrine in the Treatment of Shock This Critical Care Alert from EMRA's Critical Care Division did not appear in the print version of EM Resident Magazine. Learn more
Unconventional Embolisms Case. A 26-year-old female presents to your ED with four days of fever, shortness of breath (SOB), cough, and substernal chest pain.  In two previous visits over the same tim
Post-Intubation Hemodynamic Collapse in the Critically Ill Patient In patients with multiple comorbidities or severe underlying heart disease, ETI may precipitate cardiac ischemia or dysrhythmia lead
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Resuscitating the Neonate Up to 10% of all newborns will require some assistance to begin regular breathing, and just under 1% of newborns will require extensive resuscitative efforts. Introduction T
The Enlightened Era of Sepsis Management Since the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SCC) Guidelines came out in early 2013,1 literature on sepsis management has expanded with not only the ProCESS trial,2 b