Tag: respiratory failure

Peri-intubation Arrest

This EM-Critical Care Medicine case presentation focused on a very complex resuscitation with multiple facets. The case is notable because it includes most, if not all, of the factors we should consider when worrying about a peri-intubation arrest. Let’s recap…

TOX: Chasing the Dragon Away

  Written by Adam Blumenberg MD Special thanks to Sage Wiener MD   It’s four o’ clock on a gentle Sunday afternoon. You stir the dregs of your Turkish coffee, secretly hoping for an exciting patient to fill the last…

Acute Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema

They were fine yesterday, now they’re drowning!   “Flash” (acute) pulmonary edema is a common critical condition in the emergency department, and it can have multiple precipitating factors and etiologies. After evaluating for acute myocardial infarction, tachydysrhythmias, and valvular pathologies…