Grand Rounds Recap 3.6.19

Grand Rounds Recap 3.6.19

From surgical airways to the undifferentiated shock patient, this week’s Grand Rounds was packed full of clinical pearls. Dr. Carleton started with a discussion of a tachycardia-inducing failed airway requiring cricothyrotomy. Drs. Jensen and Makinen presented a very detailed review of the literature and their proposed algorithm on infective endocarditis. Dr. Harty reviews a fascinating case of cecal volvulus that was identified early with the aid of a RUSH exam, while Dr. Liebman walked us through an approach to the patient with inhalation injuries. Finally, Dr. Roblee led an excellent review of SBP. The discussion was full of information you might use on your next shift!

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Grand Rounds Recap 1.30.19

Grand Rounds Recap 1.30.19

Welcome to another grand rounds recap! This week Dr. Isaac Shaw started us out with the monthly Morbidity and Mortality. Dr. Stolz then dove into some ultrasound QA, covering topics such as knee arthrocentesis and early pregnancy ultrasound. Dr. Murphy followed this up by discussing the science of motivation and how we can use this in the Emergency Department setting. This was followed up with Drs. Modi and Kircher who went head to head in this months CPC on endocarditis. Dr. Irankunda finished up the day with an excellent talk on the retrograde urethrogram. See you next week!

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Cotton Fever

Cotton Fever

When a patient with a history of recent IVDU presents with a complaint of fever, the mind of the provider should immediately focus on the numerous possible infectious complications that can arise.  Infectious endocarditis can lead to septic emboli spread to any organ system.  Pneumonia can result from aspiration or septic embolization. Cellulitis/abscess can obviously result from local injection.  But what about when a source of fever is not readily identifiable? When cultures are negative and the patient’s symptoms have resolved, what could have been the cause of their febrile illness?

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Grand Rounds Summary 10.4.17

Grand Rounds Summary 10.4.17

This week Drs. Jarrell and Nagel kicked off Grand Rounds with their evidence based review of the hypertension management in the ED. Drs. Gorder, Lagasse, O'Brien, and Polsinelli discussed the difficult management of the patient in both cardiogenic and septic shock, reviewed heart murmurs, and endocarditis. Dr. Bryant made us squirm with her Global Health quick hit case review of parasitology, Dr. Lane led a great group discussion about the utility of procalcitonin in adults, and Drs. Habib and Roche ended Grand Rounds with a great CPC case!

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Grand Rounds Recap 8/24

Grand Rounds Recap 8/24

This week's Grand Rounds included M&M where we learned all about bleeding and how to stop it, listened to a Case Follow-up about the Neurological Complications of Infective Endocarditis, and had lectures on BRUE, Hand Injury management in the community, and Impostor Phenomenon.   

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