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EM@3AM: Necrotizing Fasciitis

A 50-year-old male with uncontrolled diabetes presents with pain and swelling in his right foot.  He does not recall any injury to the foot or leg.  On exam, crepitus is noted on the foot and ankle. What is the diagnosis, and what are your next steps?

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Electrical Injury

One of the most ubiquitous potential hazards is electricity. Now let us take a minute to digest a morsel of information about Electrical Injury.


US Probe: Ultrasound for Shoulder Dislocation and Reduction

After taking all the time and resources for conscious sedation, you find yourself unsure whether the shoulder dislocation has been reduced. You have two options: 1) Wait for sedation to wear off. Send patient around corner to x-ray. a) If reduced, great. b) If not reduced, then your team must repeat the whole process. 2) ULTRASOUND!


EM@3AM: Open Globe Injury

A 26-year-old male groundskeeper is sharpening a rusty lawnmower blade without eye protection when he feels a sudden pain and loss of vision in his right eye. What is the diagnosis, and what are your next steps?