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EM@3AM: Open Fracture

A 22-year-old male is brought in by EMS to the ED after falling 20 feet. He landed primarily on his right leg, which is now obviously deformed with broken skin and exposed bone distally. He is in obvious pain with a grossly deformed right ankle. Pulses are normal and equal bilaterally. What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?

EM Cases

EM Cases – Burn and Inhalation Injuries: ED Wound Care, Resuscitation and Airway Management

Burn and inhalation injury patients present to the ED more often than one might think, with a staggering half a million annual visits in the USA alone. It turns out that for all burn patients—from minor to severe—there is a lot of room for improvement in ED management, counselling and disposition.