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Cook County EM Feb 22
Good luck to all the EM residents taking the in-service today!
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Neeraj Chhabra Feb 21
Tramadol and duloxetine - very interesting choices for 2nd line chronic LBP therapy. ACP practice guideline
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Lisa McQueen Feb 17
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Cook County EM Feb 17
Congrats to our own budding toxicologist
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CoreEM Feb 15
Core Content | Blast Crisis: Diagnosis based on symptoms (CNS, CV, Renal) not absolute WBC count
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Cook County EM Feb 15
PRES syndrome: severe htn + confusion + vision loss + seizures + headache...Tx? control htn, tx the cause, and load with AEDs
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Cook County EM Feb 15
PulmHTN pt's tend to code after intubation; keep pressors on and anticipate BP drop, set vent w/ high RR, low PEEP
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Cook County EM Feb 15
Tx of crashing PulmHTN pt: vasodilators + small aliquots of fluid + pressors (norepi/dobut) + correct hypoxemia/hyperCapnia rapidly
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Cook County EM Feb 15
MCC RHF-->LHF 2nd MCC RHF-->Pulm Dx (COPD/OSA) Other causes: chronic PEs, sarcoid
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Tarlan Hedayati Feb 15
Kysia: Wonder why there's a paper ruler in your suture kit? Because size matters! 2.5 cm is the magic number for reimbursement
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Tarlan Hedayati Feb 15
Lewis: Critical Care Time is >30m direct care of patient at risk for imminent deterioration and requiring complex decision making
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Tarlan Hedayati Feb 15
Nelson: "12-25-108" for EM billing 12: Level 3 needs 1 ROS + 2 PE 25: Level 4 needs 2 ROS + 5 PE 108: Level 5 needs 10 ROS + 8 PE
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Tarlan Hedayati Feb 15
Workshops on EM Billing/Coding/Documentation led by faculty Nelson, Lewis, and Kysia
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Cook County EM Feb 15
Pt w/ occlusive DVT can cause compartment synd, shock and wet gangrene; resuscitate and call surgeons, pain control, abx and heparin
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Cook County EM Feb 15
We should be performing testicular exams on any male that presents with any GU complaint not just pain!
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Cook County EM Feb 15
90% of sarcoidosis pt have lung involvement, other manifestations incl: neuropathies, erythema nodosum, arrhythmias, uveoparotitis
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Cook County EM Feb 15
Post ear hematoma drainage dispo: ENT fu, abx coverage and keep pressure dressing for 7-10 days
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Cook County EM Feb 15
Pecha Kucha talks! Ear hematoma'a: drain if w/in 7 days but leave alone if recurrent and send to ENT
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Mike Paddock Feb 13
Educationally disseminated axiom last night: holes + missiles = even #. If not, go on the hunt.
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Michelle Lin Feb 12
Wow you are really getting great at finding succinct, practical clinical pearls with minimal clutter ! Amazing
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