Emergency Medicine PracticeEmergency Department Evaluation And Management Of Blunt Chest And Lung Trauma (Trauma CME)
The majority of blunt chest injuries are minor contusions or abrasions; however, life-threatening injuries, including tension pneumothorax, hemothorax, and aortic rupture can occur and must be recognized early. This review focuses on the diagnosis, management, and disposition of patients with blunt injuries to the ribs and lung.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine PracticeProcedural Ultrasound In Pediatric Patients: Techniques And Tips For Accuracy And Safety
Point-of-care ultrasound is becoming more prevalent in pediatric emergency departments as a critical adjunct to both diagnosis and procedure guidance. It is cost-effective, safe for unstable patients, and easily repeatable as a patient's clinical status changes.
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