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Ask Me Anything – ANDY SLOAS – PEM ED Podcast Host

Join us 2/5/15 at 9 PM EST as we have our next AMA with Andy Sloas, DO, RDMS, FAAEM (@PEMEDpodcast) from PED ED Podcast (http://www.pemed.org/)

Live Blog AMA 2/5 with Andy Sloas
 

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D-List Superbugs: Chikungunya Virus

Featured on #FOAMED REVIEW 32ND EDITION – Thank you to Michael Macias from emCurious for the shout out! Author: Erik A Berg (EM Resident Physician, Keck School of Medicine/Department of Emergency Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center)//Editors: Jennifer Robertson MD, Alex Koyfman MD BACKGROUND The mosquito-born chikungunya virus (CHIKV) – a cause of an acute onset fever and […]

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AMA with Deborah Diercks – SAEM President & UTSW EM Chair – 2/2/15

Live Blog Ask Me Anything With Deborah Diercks
 

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Acute Chest Syndrome

Often, the dreaded complications that we are taught to look for don’t present to us in the Emergency Department, but develop and evolve during the hospitalization that began with the patient seeing us in the ED. Our skill can help the child in distress, but our vigilance can detect the evolving Acute Chest Syndrome and perhaps even prevent it. Thanks to Sean M. Fox, MD (@PedEMMorsels) for this gem with significant clinical relevance.

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Lyceum Bullets: Trauma

Questions addressed by EM Lyceum and bulleted by emDocs: 1. When do you use tranexamic acid in trauma? 2. When you can’t get peripheral access in a trauma patient, do you prefer subclavian, femoral, or IO? 3. Which trauma patients do you give PCC to over FFP? 4. In blunt abdominal/flank trauma, do you send a urinalysis or simply look for gross hematuria?