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Commonly Missed Findings on CT Abdomen/Pelvis

CT: the donut of truth. Most physicians breathe a little easier sending a patient home with a negative CT abdomen/pelvis. However, the power of x-ray vision doesn’t allow us to turn off our brains. Certain pathologies may have only subtle findings on CT, and others may lend themselves better to...

In the Literature

Post-Intubation Complications in ED Setting

We are masters of the airway, often managing life-threatening scenarios and conditions. However, the patient who decompensates around the time of intubation, or directly after the procedure, can be frightening. What can you do to mimize these events?

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10 Procedural Sedation Errors in the Emergency Department

Emergency physicians frequently use procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) to ensure a more comfortable procedure for both the patient and the physician. However, errors are also frequent. This article addresses the most frequent PSA errors them and provides solutions to improve patient care.

PEM Playbook

PEM Playbook – Adventures in RSI

Pediatric airway management is a skill that integrates the three types of knowledge as described by the ancient Greeks: Episteme — theoretical knowledge Techne — technical knowledge Phronesis — practical wisdom — also called prudence. Here we’ll invoke each type of knowledge and unde...