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EM@3AM: Post Cardiac Arrest Care

A 42-year-old male is brought in by EMS with ventricular fibrillation. You are finally able to obtain ROSC, though the patient remains comatose. What are your next steps? This week's EM@3AM covers post cardiac arrest care.

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EM@3AM – Hypothermia

A 42-year-old female presents with altered mental status after being found outside. She is bradycardic and hypotensive, and your normal thermometer reads "Error". You ask for a core monitor, which provides a reading of 27C.

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EM@3AM – Hyperemesis Gravidarum

A 32-year-old G2P1 at 7 weeks presents with weight loss, nausea, and vomiting, sent by her primary care physician. She has ketones present, and she has lost 8 lbs. Read this week's EM@3AM for more on hyperemesis gravidarum.

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EM@3AM – Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

A 2-year-old female presents to the ED with 3 days of fever, cough, congestion, and watery diarrhea. The patient's mother is concerned as the toddler had two episodes of bloody diarrhea prior to arrival. You obtain a stool sample: fecal occult blood test is positive. Read this week's review to find out why HUS should be on your differential diagnosis.

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When is Capnography Useful in the ED? Part II

Welcome to Part II of capnography uses in the ED. Capnography is increasingly being utilized in the ED, primarily for endotracheal intubation, cardiac arrest, and procedural sedation. This post will introduce you to several other uses for capnography.