Tag: epinephrine

Is “Epi” Killing Your Patient?

It’s 15 minutes from change of shift, and you are recovering from a busy overnight in the critical care area of the ED. Suddenly, an intubated patient rolls in the door without prior notification, and EMS is performing chest compressions.…

Refractory Shock

It’s a busy night shift when a nurse alerts you to an elderly patient sent from a nursing home who is hypotensive, tachycardic, tachypneic, febrile, altered, and appears dehydrated.  You assume sepsis, send labs, begin treating empirically with broad spectrum antibiotics, and…

Epi-Pen Poppers

The Wilderness Medicine group met for the second time this month and had a great time playing with sharp objects. We reviewed this paper: Epi_Pen Paper This paper teaches you how to safely open an Epi-Pen to get up to…