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The Hypotensive ED Patient: A Sequential Systematic Approach

Treat the patient, not the number. A blood pressure of 120/80 mmHg in a chronically hypertensive patient can be dangerously low. Whatever the HPI may suggest, unbiased implementation of the bedside physical examination and sonography are crucial in the workup of unexplained hypotension. This four step systematic approach of sequentially assessing heart rate, volume status, cardiac performance, and systemic vascular resistance can narrow the differential and guide management.

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Ask Me Anything With Mike Stone, MD (@bedsidesono)

Update: This AMA will be happening Friday, December 12th from Noon-1:30pm EST.

We're very pleased to announce that our next Ask Me Anything will be with Mike Stone, MD, RDMS. Dr. Stone is the Division Chief of Emergency Ultrasound and the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and can be found on Twitter as @bedsidesono.
Live Blog Ask Me Anything with Mike Stone, MD (@bedsidesono)
 

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Ask Us Anything With Mike & Matt

Our AMA with Dr. Mike Mallin & Dr. Matt Dawson from the Ultrasound Podcast, held on Friday, November 14th from 2-3:30pm EST.

Live Blog Ask Us Anything with Mike & Matt
 

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Ultrasound for Small Bowel Obstruction

Editor's note: This article was listed in EM Curious' #FOAMed Review 19th Ed.

Quicker diagnosis (vs waiting for CT), quicker treatment (IVF, NG tube, surgery), and earlier consult/admission to Surgical team. Everyone benefits: ED flow, overburdened nurses, other patients requiring attention in the ED, and most of all, the patient himself.

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Ultrasound for Pediatric Skull Fractures

Diagnose important traumatic injuries quickly, avoid unnecessary ionizing radiation in kids, and do so with an extremely easy ultrasound application to learn. Moreover, skull fracture found to be more predictive than scalp swelling or vomiting for traumatic brain injury, increasing likelihood by 4-fold to 20-fold.