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ECU EM Jul 19
Replying to @MDaware
Touche. Pupils will still be present.
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ECU EM Jul 19
Don't forget to assess for intentionality with any overdose. This could change the ultimate plan for the patient (once cleared).
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ECU EM Jul 19
History is important in a poisoning. Make sure to get as much collateral information as possible!
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ECU EM Jul 19
Before intubating, make sure to check pupils, reflexes, bowel sounds, & neurologic exam. Once u paralyze, these be gone.
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ECU EM Jul 19
Dr. Miller discussed the approach the poisoned patient this morning. Take home points to follow!
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ECU EM Jul 19
How do dysrhythmias in LVAD pts present? Asymptomatic, cardiac arrest, heart failure, hemodynamics instability, usual arrhythmia symptoms.
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ECU EM Jul 19
Dysrhythmia in an LVAD patient? consider electrolytes, ischemia, RV failure and cardiac remodeling/EP changes post implant.
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ECU EM Jul 19
Signs of thrombotic complications after an LVAD Placement:
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ECU EM Jul 19
Blood pressure control is paramount in these patients!
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ECU EM Jul 19
Most common complication after LVAD placement: infection. Drive line site = most common. Though endocarditis, bacteremia is possible.
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ECU EM Jul 19
Learning about LVAD management in the ED from Dr. Courtney Saunders this morning.
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ECU EM Jul 13
EMS day with our new interns! Looking good folks!
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ECU EM Jun 28
Dr. Brown’s last lecture. Thanks for everything!!!!
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ECU EM Jun 28
Replying to @jfletchermd
We have it videotaped.
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ECU EM Jun 28
Make the patient feel like they are the only one on your mind. That they are the center of your attention at that moment.
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ECU EM Jun 28
Put the patient first. Pretend it’s your mother or grandmother in the bed. What would you want done?
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ECU EM Jun 28
Learn how to say no.
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ECU EM Jun 28
Listening to how emergency Medicine has changed in the past 30 years.
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ECU EM Jun 28
Compartmentalize - work at work. Leave it there when you can.
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ECU EM Jun 28
Last lecture from an ECU/Brody SOM legend - Dr. Charlie Brown.
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