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EM@3AM: Pulmonary Hypertension

A 65F presents to your ED with chest pain and shortness of breath. Her symptoms have been going on for several months and have been progressively worsening. She states that she has felt this way since she was diagnosed with a “blood clot in her lungs” several months ago. VS include T 37.5C, HR 103, RR 22, Pox 89% on RA. What should you consider, and what’s your next step in evaluation and treatment?

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EM@3AM: GI Bleed

A patient walks into your ED with a shirt covered in blood. He’s actively vomiting. Your triage nurses quickly get him into a wheelchair and roll him back to one of your critical care booths. You have little time to act to stabilize this critically ill patient. What are your next steps?

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EM@3AM: Burns

An 18-year-old male has been found unresponsive in a house fire with severe burns. VS in the field include T 37.5C, BP 144/77, HR 110, RR 15, Pulse Ox 98% on RA. You have minutes to prepare your team to care for this patient. What’s your next step in evaluation and treatment?