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EM@3AM: Synthetic Cannabinoid Intoxication

A 20-year-old male college student arrives by ambulance restrained in a stretcher. Members of his fraternity called the police saying he became violent and agitated after "burning incense". He is hypertensive and tachycardic with a normal blood glucose. What is the diagnosis, and what are your next steps?


CORE EM: Fluid Resuscitation

How do you evaluate patient response to IV fluid resuscitation? This post from CORE EM and Dr. Swaminathan provides an overview of fluid responsiveness.