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Ventilator Management And Troubleshooting In The Emergency Department - $39.00
This issue reviews the basic concepts of respiratory system compliance, airway resistance, and disorders of gas exchange. Steps for investigating and treating high pressures, worsening gas exchange, and dynamic hyperinflation are outlined. Methods for determining the degree of airway resistance and auto–positive end-expiratory pressure are provided. More information...
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Antidotes For Overdose: Timely And Effective Counteraction - $39.00
This review will discuss the indications, pharmacology, adverse effects, and dosing of 5 antidotes commonly employed in emergency medicine: N-acetylcysteine, sodium bicarbonate, glucagon, high-dose insulin, and intravenous lipid emulsion. More information...
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Emergency Department Treatment Of Beta Blocker And Calcium-Channel Blocker Poisoning - $39.00
The treatment of a patient who has sustained an overdose of a beta blocker and/or calcium channel-blocking agent can be challenging and time-sensitive, with few proven treatment options beyond supportive care. More information...
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Sedation Of The Mechanically Ventilated Patient In The Emergency Department - $39.00
This review examines the current literature and describes when supplemental medications may be required and how to titrate these drugs to achieve the desired effect. Ongoing monitoring of sedation is also of prime importance, and several validated sedation scales are discussed. The sedatives, analgesics, and anesthetics currently utilized in the care of critically ill patients are also reviewed. More information...
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The Use Of Blood Products In The Critically Ill Patient: Indications And Risks - $39.00
This issue reviews the preparation of blood components and indications for their use, infusion of products, and the determination of stability after infusion. Infectious and immunologic risks associated with transfusion are reviewed, with special attention given to pulmonary complications, as well as guidelines for comprehensive informed consent. Massive transfusion protocols and the use of oxygen-carrying substitutes are also discussed. More information...
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Toxic Hemoglobinopathies In The Emergency Department - $39.00
This review provides a fundamental understanding of the pathophysiology of toxin-induced hemoglobinopathies and presents evidence-based recommendations to assist treating physicians in the management of the poisoned patient. More information...
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The Use Of Vasoactive Agents In The Management Of Circulatory Shock - $39.00
In this issue of EM Critical Care, we perform an evidence-based review of the use of vasoactive agents in the management of shock. More information...
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Ventilator Management In The Intubated Emergency Patient - $39.00
This review presents general ventilation approaches as well as strategies for special patient populations, such as those with traumatic brain injuries and acute respiratory distress syndrome, and it offers troubleshooting approaches to consider if a patient’s condition deteriorates while he is on the ventilator. Situations in which extubation in the emergency department should be considered are also discussed. More information...
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Practical Aspects Of Postcardiac Arrest Therapeutic Hypothermia - $39.00
In this issue, we will expand on the discussion of the use of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest and will address a number of the challenges and logistical considerations for implementing hypothermia. More than a decade after the landmark trials by Bernard et al and the Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest (HACA) Study Group, there remain challenges with uptake, implementation, and inclusion/ exclusion criteria for therapeutic hypothermia. This issue by Pearson and Heffner succinctly addresses the spectrum of questions and complexities that have evolved since therapeutic hypothermia’s powerful benefit was demonstrated. More information...
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Resuscitation Of The Patient With Massive Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding - $39.00
This issue of EMCC provides an overview of the current evidence for the treatment of patients with massive upper GI bleeding. More information...
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Critical Care Of Severe Thermal Burn Injury (Trauma CME) - $39.00
This issue of EMCC focuses on early care of the patient sustaining severe thermal burn injury. More information...
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Postarrest Cardiocerebral Resuscitation: An Evidence-Based Review - $39.00
This issue of EMCC provides an overview of the current evidence supporting cardiocerebral resuscitation in the postarrest patient. More information...
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Air Transport Of The Critically Ill Emergency Department Patient - $39.00
This review highlights the indications for helicopter transport of critically ill emergency department patients, the capabilities of many critical care transport teams, and current controversies in the field. More information...
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Supportive Management Of Critical Illness In The Pregnant Patient - $39.00
This review describes the normal anatomic and physiologic changes that occur during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and how they affect the critically ill patient. More information...
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Emergency Ultrasound In Patients With Respiratory Distress - $39.00
This issue of EMCC provides an evidence-based approach to the use of ultrasound in the evaluation of the critically ill patient with respiratory distress and hypotension. More information...
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Complications Of Acute Coronary Syndromes - $39.00
This issue of EMCC will help the emergency clinician recognize the often catastrophic complications of ACS and will provide a treatment plan for their management. More information...
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High-Risk Scenarios In Blunt Trauma: An Evidence- Based Approach - $39.00
This issue of EMCC will provide a logical “menu” for the rapid evaluation and management of traumatic shock. More information...
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Therapeutic Uses Of Hypertonic Saline In The Critically Ill Emergency Department Patient (Trauma CME) - $39.00
This review examines the evidence on the use of hypertonic saline for the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury and secondary intracranial hypertension, trauma patients in hemorrhagic shock, and patients with severe hyponatremia. More information...
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