This week, Dr. Carleton talks logistics, tips and tricks of lower extremity regional anesthesia. We had a sim on the challenges of afib control in the hypotensive patient, reviewed rare trauma populations in oral boards and Dr Richardson discussed hospice and palliative care in the ED.Read More
September Morbidity and Mortality Conference - Dr. Toth
Cases reviewed were from the month of August. We saw greater volume in 2015 than 2014 with longer ED hold times. We reviewed multiple cases including:
Acute Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Pain is a common presentation, and cranial nerve palsies are not infrequent, but they usually follow weakness and numbness of the extremeties.
- The diagnosis is in large part clinical, with progressive areflexia and sensory loss being the hallmarks. CSF studies showing albuminocytologic dissociation is confirmatory.
There isn't a day that goes by in the ED that a patient does not get a chest x-ray. Whether the indication is chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, or line placement or intubation, interpreting chest radiographs is a critical, necessary skill for anyone working in the Emergency Department. Here you will find a brief video explaining how to interpret CXRs and 6 practice cases.Read More