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Post Intubation Hypotension: The AH SHITE mnemonic

You have just secured the endotracheal tube following an uneventful intubation of a moderately ill patient in your emergency department. They had a normal pre-intubation blood pressure. As you are calling the admit in to the ICU the patient’s nurse tells you that the BP is now in the 70’s. NOW WHAT?


EMin5: NOACs – Novel Oral Anticoagulants

emDOCs would like to introduce a new series in association with creator and founder of EMin5, Dr. Anna Pickens! We will be hosting videos from Dr. Pickens with links to further reading to provide focused visual and audio learning for those with a short time to obtain what you need for your next shift. Today EMin5 covers NOACs.


EM@3AM: Small Bowel Obstruction

A 63-year-old female presents with abdominal pain, decreased bowel movements, nausea, three episodes of vomiting, and abdominal distension. She has a history multiple abdominal surgeries. Exam shows abdominal distension and generalized tenderness, but no peritoneal signs. What are your next steps?

EM Educator

The EM Educator Series: Why is my burn patient so sick?

Welcome back to the EM Educator Series. These posts provide brief mini-cases followed by key questions to consider while working. The featured questions provide important learning points for those working with you, as well as vital items to consider in the evaluation and management of the specific condition discussed. This week we have a case of the sick burn patient.