Status Epilepticus

Your patient arrives by ambulance having a seizure.  EMS administered ativan 10 minutes ago.  You give a second dose but the seizure continues.  What should you do?

Interscalene Plexus Block

Your patient is a 25 year old male with a shoulder dislocation.  He needs analgesia, but has a date later and does not want to risk dimming his considerable mental acuity with systemic medications.  What to do?

Scvo2

You are managing an elderly patient with septic shock.  The ICU team is requesting ScvO2 measurement to be used in consideration of inotropic support.  You are not sure how to make decisions about inotropes based on ScvO2 and wonder:  What…

Pharmacological Treatment of Achalasia

Your patient is 54 years old, otherwise healthy, and presents with symptoms of achalasia.  He has a follow a up appointment with a gastroenterologist in one week but is having severe pain and regurgitation with meals and is not able to move…

Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other?

Your patient is a 50 year old male who presents with head trauma.  He takes aspirin daily.  Neuroimaging demonstrates subdural and subarachnoid hemorrhage.  You plan to treat with DDAVP and platelet transfusion.    When ordering the platele…

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