Helmet Removal

Why should I care about this? Ok, so it may not be that interesting, however, we should still review how to responsibly remove a helmet. In NYC, we very rarely encounter injured patients with a helmet on and that’s probably because they wer…

Tap that? VP Shunts & their complications

CSF shunts – these are the most common pediatric neurosurgery procedure done in the United States. While very common, these also have the highest rate of neurosurgical complications. About 50% fail within the first year, and the median survival of a shunt is usually 8-10 years, so a patient can expect 2-3 shunt revisions over the course of 20 years. 

GI Decontamination

Case: 37-year-old M presenting with obtundation and possible seizure-like activity after a large overdose of sustained-release bupropion (Wellbutrin XL), gabapentin, and other unknown medications. Given the severity of this patient’s…

Shoulder Reductions

So today, we’re gonna talk about shoulder dislocations. This should resonate with a lot of you residents considering the weather conditions currently, or if you were worried about what would happen if a certain SuperBowl performer wer…

Procedural Sedation and Analgesia (PSA)

It’s winter and nobody has shoveled the roads; everyone and their mama is slipping. You have a patient with an obvious ankle dislocation and ortho is requesting that you put the patient to sleep so they can yank on the foot in peace w…

June 2023