Browsing: Critical Care

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
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
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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