Central Line Wizardry

I was scrolling through twitter this morning when I came across a quick video from @CriticalCareNow for an awesome central line trick. And then I went to his feed and found some more. They are pretty genius and I think I’ll start using a fe…

M is for morphine

Remember MONA (morphine, oxygen, nitro, aspirin) from med school? Well, she may be just “A” now…. Over the years, all of these treatments (except for good old aspirin) have become somewhat controversial in the treatment of ACS. Let’s focus…

Meningitis Prophylaxis

Have you ever taken care of really critical, undifferentiated patient, only later to find out that they were diagnosed with a serious, contagious illness? We are exposed to innumerable pathogens each day in the ED, but there are only a few…

The Betel Nut: an oral carcinogen

Ever walk up to a stable, comfortable appearing patient at Elmhurst and their mouth/teeth are completely RED? Or maybe like a dark brownish/black color? Like this?? It really scared me the first I saw it as an intern. I must have asked her…

Hurry Up & RUSH!

You’re working in RESUS, and you get a notification for hypotension. He’s a 65 year old male noted to be hypotensive to 70/40 by EMS. On arrival, he’s altered and unable to provide any history, and EMS doesn’t have much more information. Yo…

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