Month: June 2017

Candy or Medication?

You’re working a busy shift in the peds ED among a seemingly endless cycle of various permutations of fevers, cough, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, when another kid pops up on the board: “vomiting, abdominal pain”. Fantastic. You go over to…

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.  …