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So here we are in Chicago with the biggest FOAM if not EM-Critical Care conference on the planet this year!! Here’s a whistle stop tour of some of the sessions from the first day at the conference, which followed the dramatic opening ceremony and I’ll just cover the major take home messages from each session……… Cliff Reid’s →
Over the last few episodes we’ve talked about the use of vasopressors and their utility in resuscitation. It →
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It’s a common scenario in multiple ED’s every single day; The pre hospital cardiac arrest has arrived in your resus. They’re undergoing ALS, the team has run through their 4H’s and 4T’s. So far they haven’t been able to achieve a ROSC and are at a tipping point. They’re wondering whether continuing with this resuscitation →
Just to let you know, the patent in cubicle 7 has got a UTI, can you prescribe her some antibiotics? Err, I guess so. How do you know? Well she just went for a wee, it looks infected and and she’s got leucocytes on her dipstick….. We’re often led by tests that we haven’t ordered →
If you’ve worked in Emergency Medicine for any period of time then you can’t have avoided this conversation….. ED Dr ‘Hello I’ve got a patient I’d like you to see. They’ve got a hot swollen knee, no history of trauma, unable to weight bear and a normal X-ray. I’m pretty sure they’ve got a septic →