Easier Subclavian Access

We don’t often put in subclavian TLCs in the ED because of the increased risk of complications, specifically pneumothorax. Often, it’s difficult to do with US guidance so we turn to placing IJ TLCs instead. However, there are ce…

52 in 52: The Rivers Trial

Title: “The 52 in 52 Review: Early goal-directed therapy in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock” Article Citation: Rivers E, Nguyen B, Havstad S, Ressler J, et al; Early Goal-Directed Therapy Collaborative Group. Early goal-dire…

Ketamine for acute pain in the ED

Deaths from heroin rose to 8,260 in 2013, quadrupling since 2000 and aggravating what some were already calling the worst drug overdose epidemic in United States history. Overall, drug overdoses now cause more deaths than car crashes, with…

Determining Capacity

A 74 year old female with a GI bleed is refusing treatment, stating that she just wants to go home rather than being transfused for her hemoglobin is 5. You attempt to convince her to stay but she steadfastly says that she just wants to lea…

Globe Subluxation

Apologies for the lack of recent pearls. Now that the website is back up and running, we’ll be going back to our regularly scheduled programming. “Hey doc, my eyeball popped out”. It’s a chief complaint that we don…

Ticked off

Today’s TR pearl is brought to you by Drs. Shearer, Hernandez, Sun and O’Halloran and summer in the Northeast. The weather is warm and people are flocking to the great outdoors. This means…ticks, as well as the tick borne diseases the…

Burn Baby Burn

Happy 4th of July! I’m taking the day to review a commonly incurred injury on the holiday: burns. Whether it’s from operating a grill after a few too many libations or an unfortunate encounter with fireworks, the incidence of bu…

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