- Pertinent questions you need to ask your patient when evaluating a wrist injury
- Pain management techniques including hematoma blocks
- Which fractures have a higher likelihood of developing avascular necrosis
- What type of splint is indicated for a particular injury
Quicker diagnosis (vs waiting for CT), quicker treatment (IVF, NG tube, surgery), and earlier consult/admission to Surgical team. Everyone benefits: ED flow, overburdened nurses, other patients requiring attention in the ED, and most of all, the patient himself.
Naloxone has been proven to reduce the incident of death in acute opioid overdoses. So why aren’t we using it more often?
Editor’s note: This article was listed in LITFL Review 154’s “Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care” section.Using thromboelastography in goal-oriented algorithms, clinicians may be able to optimize targeted transfusion therapies with specific coagulation factor(s) instead of empirically administering multiple components with potentially hazardous effects.