Monthly Archives: December 2011

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage EMCRIT # 8

Summary by Elizabeth Dei-Rossi, MD EMCRIT # 8 Tip 1 – get the neuro exam prior to intubation Tip 2 – neuroprotective intubation If GCS < 8, then intubate Premedication Lidocaine 1 to 1.5 mg/kg – blunts reflex increase in … Continue reading

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EMCRIT # 39 – Severe Hyponatremia

  Post by Benjamin Heritier Slovis, MD In this Podcast Dr. Weingart summarizes the primary evaluation and treatment of the hyponatremic patient in the emergency department with 4 easy to follow steps. Definition of Hyponatremia = Sodium <130 (135 by … Continue reading

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Ocular Ultrasound in Head Trauma

Post by Raashee Kedia MD Detect Findings of Increased Intracranial Pressure in Adult Head Injury Patients Article here  There are times CT scan may not be suitable to evaluate a patient for intra-cranial trauma. Such as unstable multiorgan injuries, remote … Continue reading

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EMCRIT #15 Management of the Severe Asthmatic

The Severe Asthmatic PC #15 Post by Avital Porat, MD Basic Treatment for very sick asthmatics All getting Beta2 agonist  5mg dose probably better than 2.5mg Add Atrovent for first 3 nebs Really sick asthma patient should get a lot … Continue reading

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EMCRIT #6 Bolus Dose Pressors

Bolus Dose Pressors  Post by Elizabeth Dei-Rossi Why use push doses? rapidly correct blood pressure used to temporary increase BP prior to other therapy (ie post intubation before fluids can be infused to correct BP) drips take longer to set … Continue reading

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