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The EM Educator Series: Sepsis in the ED

Welcome back to The EM Educator Series! These posts provide brief mini-cases followed by key questions to consider while working and educating. Today we look at several components of sepsis evaluation and management in the ED, followed by key references.

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Top emDOCs Posts of 2017

The emDOCs team is incredibly grateful for our readers and our amazing contributing authors. You and your amazing support always keep us going. Here is our list of top posts from 2017. Stay tuned for an exciting 2018, and thanks again for your support! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

em@3am

EM@3AM: GI Bleed

A patient walks into your ED with a shirt covered in blood. He’s actively vomiting. Your triage nurses quickly get him into a wheelchair and roll him back to one of your critical care booths. You have little time to act to stabilize this critically ill patient. What are your next steps?

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Epinephrine for SHOCK

Unfortunately, some children in SEPTIC shock will be refractory to your initial therapies, and another question will be encountered: Which pressor should we start: Epinephrine or Dopamine?