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Emergency Medicine Practice

Drowning In The Adult Population: Emergency Department Resuscitation And Treatment (Trauma CME)

The events leading up to and the sequelae from a drowning incident vary greatly, based on numerous factors, but the primary physiologic insult is always hypoxia. This must remain the focus of treatment. This issue discusses initial resuscitation and treatment in the emergency department. Evidence is presented to guide the management of clinical concerns such as hypothermia, mechanical ventilation, and traumatic injuries.

Pediatric EM Practice

Optimizing Emergency Management To Reduce Morbidity And Mortality In Pediatric Burn Patients (Trauma CME)

This article reviews methods for accurate classification and management of the full range of burns in pediatric patients. Immediate goals for management include resuscitation and stabilization, fluid management, and pain control. Discharge care and appropriate follow-up instructions need to be carefully constructed in order to avoid long-standing complications.



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