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EM@3AM: Urolithiasis

A 34-year-old male presents with intermittent, sharp, left-sided flank pain. He took ibuprofen with minimal relief, but came to the ED when he noticed blood-tinged urine. He has also experienced severe nausea without emesis. He appears uncomfortable, writhing in bed. What is the patient’s diagnosis? What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?

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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.