Chock full of didactic pearls, this week EM/Sports Medicine physician Dr. Betz started us off with a number of can’t-miss orthopedic injuries. Drs. Baez and Owens led us through case follow ups of air embolism and a sick neonate in shock. To finish up, Wilderness Medicine’s own Drs Mel Otten and Conal Roche taught us about marine and snake envenomations and dive injuries.Read More
Quarterly Simulation and Oral Boards
How do you approach the undifferentiated patient in arrest?
- Your demographics and any initial history can differentiate the hyperkalemic arrest from recent chemo from the rhabdo from prolonged down time from overdose, etc.
Running a code is an art and a science
- Mental modeling is something that causes us angst but it works. Close your loop with your drugs and plan. Being loud with your summary reasserts your control of the situation and can quell the peanut gallery.
- Assign your roles and know your nurses and medics, introducing yourself mid-compressions is poor form and can decrease code efficiency
- We like to keep our fingers on the femoral pulse. It decreases pulse check time, let's you dictate timely next moves.