What’s Your Diagnosis? 11-year-old boy with acute abdominal pain
August 29, 2019


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But before we begin, check out if you got last month’s case right, about the 8-year-old boy presenting to the ED after falling at a local playground. Click here to check out the answer! read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Assisting With Air Travel Medical Emergencies
August 29, 2019


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But before we begin, check out if you got last month’s case, on assess anticoagulation status, right. Click here to check out the answer!

Case Presentation: a 53-year-old female passenger in the economy section has become “unresponsive.” read more

Brain Teaser: When should ketorolac be avoided?
August 22, 2019


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Test your knowledge and see how much you know about pediatric pain management in the emergency department.

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Test Your Knowledge Management of Patients With Complications of Bariatric Surgery
August 22, 2019


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As bariatric procedures have become more common, more of these patients present to the emergency department postoperatively. The most common complaints in these patients are abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

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Ultrasound Assessment for Skull Fractures
August 15, 2019


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The use of ultrasound at the point of care by emergency clinicians, as well as by other specialists, has become increasingly common over the last 25 years. Emergency POCUS can be used as a diagnostic test and also to visualize anatomy for procedural guidance. It allows the emergency clinician to rapidly rule in or rule out disease processes and guide ongoing investigation and management of patients in the ED. read more

Clinical Pathway for Emergency Department Management of Patients With Bariatric Surgery Complications
August 14, 2019


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As bariatric procedures have become more common, more of these patients present to the emergency department postoperatively.

The most common complaints in these patients are abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, though each of the surgical procedures will present with specific complications, and management will vary according to the surgical procedure performed. Computed tomography is often the primary imaging modality, though it has it limits, and plain film imaging is appropriate in some cases. read more