Category Name: PEM Playbook

PEM Playbook

PEM Playbook – Mass Casualty Incident (MCI)

No one ever wants to find himself in this situation. A factory explodes. A building catches fire. A multi-vehicle traffic collision. Or an act of terrorism. Very quickly, we have to scrap business as usual. We have to adapt to our new circumstances.

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Kawasaki Disease Shock Syndrome

While Sepsis, Trauma (Abdominal, Chest, Aortic), PE, Tamponade, Myocarditis, Heart Failure, Intussusception, Adrenal Crisis all deserve a place on the list of differential diagnoses, there is another condition to keep in mind -- Kawasaki Disease Shock Syndrome:

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PEM Playbook – Ovarian Torsion

Ovarian torsion is like the MI of the pelvis. Sometimes all it takes is a good story to investigate. When to worry, when to walk it off, and when to work it up.

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PEM Playbook – Blunt Head Trauma

Not all head trauma is minor. Not all minor head trauma is clinically significant. How can we sort out the overtly ok from the sneakily serious?