Latest evidence and recommendations for the management of stroke and transient ischemic attack in the emergency department
An update on the medical clearance of patients presenting to the ED with primary psychiatric complaints. What tests are actually helpful?
Hope everyone had a great Memorial day weekend! Continuing with our EM Mindset series, here is another piece by Dr. Dawson to kick off your week. Passion for EM is a great start, but don’t forget these five ideals of the EM mindset. Enjoy!
Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) is one of the most critically important skills for an Emergency Medicine physician to be able to perform quickly and accurately. All airway management in the emergency department is performed on the unstable patient, often with unknown co-morbidities and a full stomach. In recent years, standard medication choices for induction were etomidate and succinylcholine. While other medications were proposed and tried, several were avoided for hypothetical side effects that have not borne out in recent research. Arguably, the modern combination of ketamine and rocuronium has less significant complications, and provides a superior alternative to etomidate and succinylcholine.
An update on the cause, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of Lemierre’s syndrome
Continuing with our EM Mindset series, here is another piece by Dr. Adams to kick off another Monday. Review the frameworks and habits that appear to be common of an emergency physician. Enjoy!
Author: Brit Long, MD, CAPT (EM Resident Physician at SAUSHEC; USAF, @long_brit) // Editors: Jennifer Robertson, MD and Alex Koyfman, MD (@EMHighAK) Case: A 62 year-old female is brought by paramedics into the emergency department with scald burns to both forearms. The paramedics mention that the patient was cooking with grease when, after briefly turning […]
A summary on the etiologies of adrenal insufficiency and crisis, with pearls and pitfalls in diagnosis and management.