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Manrique Umana 8h
Was asked by one of my students to share this again...so I did! My AMS approach...
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Wake EM Feb 24
Trauma survivors added: reassure & talk to your trauma patients -even if they seem obtunded, they may hear you. "We remembered everything."
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Wake EM Feb 24
Incredible learning experience! Reviewed MTP, TXA, airway, FAST. Additional take home point: a quiet trauma bay fosters good communication.
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Wake EM Feb 24
RC hi-fidelity manikin w/ 2 cameras recording/broadcasting to audience. EMS,Anesth,EM,Trauma,Pharm,Rads, & trauma survivors participated.
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Wake EM Feb 24
Bringing inter-disciplinary simulation to the ED! Wake Forest EM & trauma surgery join forces to deliver a unique sim experience in the ED.
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Carolina WEMS Extern Feb 21
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Casey Glass, MD Feb 14
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Casey Glass, MD Feb 10
News to me from our friends at Carilion - don't let CT put your US IV arm above the head - less lost IVs
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Bret Nicks Feb 8
Closing the patient encounter - begins with initial assessment and understanding pt concern is key
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Wake EM Feb 7
This IV hemlock injection is first (known) of its kind. Most hemlock exposures result in transient (1-2 d) weakness; this case more severe.
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Wake EM Feb 7
Great new case report by Drs. Brtalik, Stopyra & Hannum (Wake Forest EM Tox) on intentional IV hemlock poisoning.
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Wake EM Jan 29
Increased recognition of cotton fever could limit long hospital stays when diagnostic testing (which is still necessary) comes up blank.
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Wake EM Jan 29
Endotoxin likely causes immune response: typically self-limited. Mimics serious infectious etiologies, therefore is diagnosis of exclusion.
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Wake EM Jan 29
"Cotton fever" is acute febrile illness seen in IV drug users. Cotton (used as filter in preparing IV drugs) harbors gram neg bacterium.
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Wake EM Jan 29
Wake Forest EM (PGY-2) Ryan Franasiak, MD, presents fascinating case of "cotton fever" at the 2017 Society of Critical Care Congress.
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wizard_of_Obs Jan 23
When the machine says normal, that ECG probably does not need to be brought from triage. One less task interruption.
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Wake EM Jan 19
But only 28% of pts originally presented w/ syncope & discharged pts were excluded. Findings probably shouldn't change PE testing threshold.
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Wake EM Jan 19
NEJM article describes Italian study that found 17.3% prevalence of PE in hospitalized syncope patients.
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Wake EM Jan 19
Largest prospective syncope study to date, but 46.8% of pts had at least 1 missing variable...probably need to wait for validation study.
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Wake EM Jan 19
Adverse events more likely w/ BP extremes (< 90 or >180), elevated trop, abnormal ECG, h/o CAD. Less likely w/ prior vasovagal dx or sx.
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