Cellulitis is common, but treating with the appropriate antibiotic can be tricky. This post details management tips and tricks in choosing the right antibiotic for the job.
A wide range of benign and dangerous pathology can present with a rash. It is wise to develop a systematic approach to rashes in the ED, one that helps you recognize the deadly causes of rash while narrowing the differential diagnosis. Any patient with a fever plus a rash could potentially have one of many deadly diseases. In order to narrow it down further, we are going to use a morphology-based approach.
Struggling to decide if your patient requires a RBC transfusion? Read on: we’ll review the most recent studies and evidence-based guidelines to aid in your clinical decision-making.
Cholestatic, hepatic integrity, liver function mass? Liver function tests can provide a great deal of information, if you know how to properly use them. This post delves into the pathophysiology, etiology, and management of elevated LFTs.
How do we manage his hemodynamics and when do we perform massive transfusion?
Traumatized children need your full attention.
Protocols work well for adults, but trauma in children requires that we exercise our clinical muscles just a bit more.
There are many types of surgically placed feeding tubes, including both gastrostomy (G) and jejunostomy (J) tubes. Complications with these tubes are commonly seen in the emergency department and this article provides a general overview of these complications and how they can be quickly and easily managed by the emergency physician.
Clinical decision rules (CDR) can improve decision-making in specific situations in the ED, potentially decreasing further testing and improving disposition times. This part of the CDR series will look in detail at a current clinically significant CDR and pathway – The HEART pathway.