Pressors 101

By Lara Silverman, MD/MPH Emergency Medicine PGY3 Pressors are used in hypotension. Per Scott Weingart, there are three main reasons we use pressors:  Maintain critical perfusion pressors, especially to the brain, heart, and kidneys. B…

Myasthenic Crisis

Myasthenia Gravis: Disease Overview Who: Bimodal distribution. Ages 20-40 (female predominance) and 50-70 (male predominance). Increased risk of onset in postpartum period; juvenile and congenital forms possible What: At the NMJ, Ach recept…

Dripping in that Sedation

Today’s pearl: SEDATION DRIPS Titrating the sedation regimen on the sickest of patients can be one of the most challenging parts of the MICU. Anecdotally, many COVID+ vented patients in particular need at least 2, sometimes 3 diff…

Calcium Channel Overdose

For those who could not make it to VMR, we went over a truly sick calcium channel blocker overdose case. If not, here’s a quick rundown, and a link to the slides.   Briefly, the case was a 17-year-old female who reportedly overdosed on 60 m…

ED Intubation Checklist

In addition to his love of ketamine and proper PSA technique, Reuben Strayer has written and talked extensively about ED intubations. Here is his checklist so that you can minimize complications and maximize your success: For more informati…

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