In this week's Grand Rounds, we led with our first Morbidity and Mortality conference of the year. Dr. Lagasse walked us through cognitive biases, the management of early obstetric emergencies, and the management of skin and soft tissue infections in the diabetic foot. In our leadership curriculum, Drs Hill and Stettler discussed the fundamentals of being a leader, and we got to hear from a panel of accomplished physicians within our department about their own leadership journey. Finally, in our Consultant of the Month series, Dr. Martha Ferguson discussed the management of ano-rectal conditions in the Emergency Department.Read More
This week kicked off with a Tox filled R4 Simulation where we learned about ASA, digoxin, and hydrofluoric acid toxicities. This was followed by lectures on cardiac disease in diabetes, pediatric pain management strategies, physician burnout and hypothermic cardiac arrest.Read More
Remember the "I's" when looking for cause of DKA/HHS: Infection, Insulin lack, Infarction (MI, CVA, Ischemic gut), Indiscretion (EtOH, cocaine), Infant (pregnancy).
After 2L NS fluid bolus in the hemodynamically stable patient, the corrected sodium should guide fluid choice for further therapy.
Venous pH, HCO3 and base excess have sufficient agreement to be interchangeable with ABG in the ED.Read More