Enjoy this week’s Grand Round’s Recap. Dr. Murphy started us off with a great Morbidity and Mortality conference with a variety of fascinating cases. Next, Dr. LaFollette taught us some pearls for HEENT emergencies if you are out in the community. Dr. Hunt took us through transfusion reactions and how to manage them, followed by Dr. Hall discussing the management pearls of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus. Next, Dr. Connelly taught us how we can incorporate alternative EKG leads into our practice, and Dr. Klaszky finished our day with a nuanced take of how to manage refractory septic shock. It was a jam packed day full of great learning!Read More
'Twas a fantastic grand rounds. Drs. Banning and Golden started it off taking us through the most recent evidence for management of sub-massive and massive PE, as well as presenting their algorithm to be published on Emergency KT. This was followed by a global health lecture given by Dr. Lagasse, which covered a range of re-emerging infectious diseases. Next, Dr. Bryant took us through multiple pediatric cases, and discussed her approach in determining whether to discharge, transfer, or treat pediatric patients with common / representative complaints. Dr. Adeoye then took us through the history and development of our current approach to the management of acute ischemic stroke. Dr. LaFollette then took us through an evidence based approach to removing things from where they shouldn't be in his edition of mastering minor care, discussing approaches to removing retained objects from ears and skin. We then finished the conference with two interesting cases: One presented by Dr. Sabedra that was followed by a discussion on the diagnosis and management of massive hemoptysis, and the other presented by Dr. Dang illustrating the differences and similarities hyperthermic toxidromes including NMS and serotonin syndrome as well as their management.Read More
This week, Dr. Boyer led us through his R4 case follow up. Drs. Baez and Summers dove deep into the literature on sepsis. Dr. Gauger reviewed toxicologic syndromes. Dr. Axelson hit us with some trauma pearls and we worked through sick respiratory cases during our combined Peds-EM sim.Read More
Morbidity and Mortality Conference with Dr. LaFollette
One of the most dreaded days in the ED, a post-trach patient presents with a small bleed that stopped, is this one of 50% of patients with a TI fistula waiting to unleash?
- 0.3% occurrence after routine tracheotomy
- Incidence peaks 7-14 days after procedure
Once the patient starts massively bleeding - what's your next move hotshot?