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Unusual Stroke Presentations

Review of the variable and often atypical presentations of stroke that may present to the emergency department

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Intranasal Analgesia

Being flexible and creative are important traits to have while working the ED. It is also vital to always keep the end result in mind. Pain control is always an important endpoint for us to constantly consider. While most of us would say that we strive alleviate our patients’ pain, there is evidence that we are not great at it. Thanks to Sean M. Fox, MD (@PedEMMorsels) for this great post!

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The Art of the ED Takedown

The ED patient is often times acutely agitated, violent or psychotic and a danger to themselves and those around them. The ED takedown is a useful skillset comprised of physical restraint and chemical sedation, which can be implemented in the management of these challenging patients. Prior to using ...

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Appendicitis Clinical Decision Rules

Often the Ped EM Morsels discuss diagnoses that emphasize astute clinical skills and vigilance while minimizing the importance of laboratory testing. Appendicitis is a great example of this! Thanks to Sean M. Fox, MD (@PedEMMorsels) for this great post!