Trauma Drama – ED REBOA

It’s 2 AM and you’re about to walk out to get some coffee when the notification phone rings. The prehospital dispatcher informs you, “24-year-old male with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen, BP 70/P, HR 128, R 30, ETA 5…

EM-Critical Care: Thyroid Storm

Case: A 48 year-old man with no PMH presents via EMS with dyspnea and diarrhea worsening over 2-3 weeks. He has attempted to self-treat the diarrhea with loperamide. He also reports generalized weakness, swelling in both his legs, and palpitations.…

Rhythm Nation: March 2017 Answer

ECG: NSR @ 90 bpm, normal axis, S1Q3T3 pattern   BACKGROUND S1Q3T3 was first described in 1935 in JAMA by Drs. McGinn & White They report a case series of 9 patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) and “acute cor pulmonale”…