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EM@3AM: Proximal Femur Fracture

A 77-year-old female presents with left proximal femur and hip pain after falling from a standing position. She tripped over a rug and landed on her left side. She denies LOC or other symptoms. Her left leg is shortened and externally rotated. Her pulses in the leg are normal, and she is able to move her foot and toes. What are your next steps, and what is the likely diagnosis?

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R.E.B.E.L. EM – Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation – Hypoxemia Kills (Part 2 of 3)

This blog post is the second part of a series of 3, on a recent lecture I was asked to give on Critical Care Updates: Resuscitation Sequence Intubation. In part two of this series we will discuss some useful strategies at the bedside to help us reduce pre-intubation/peri-intubation hypoxemia.