This week, we started things off with a great Quarterly Sim led by our faculty. The oral boards cases, led by Drs Stettler and Roche, involved an acute presentation of holiday heart, a post-partum patient with flash pulmonary edema, and a very questionable spider bite. The simulation, led by Drs Fernandez, Hill and Stolz, focused on two patients that were in shock: one due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy and one due to a pericardial tamponade. We then moved on to the pediatric side of things, where Dr. Gleimer discussed neonatal rashes, and we took a look at pediatric syncope with Dr. Fananapazir.Read More
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Management of the Red Eye in a Community ED.
Case #1: 28 yo M who was poked in the eye while wrestling. Small periorbital ecchymosis, conjunctival erythema, reactive pupils, consensual photophobia, fluorescein negative. Normal IOP bilaterally.Read More
Your patient is a well appearing, otherwise healthy 22 year old female who presents with lower abdominal pain x3 days. She is unsure of her LMP, but thinks she had some spotting about a month ago. Vital signs: Temp 99.3F, HR 92, BP 102/70, RR 20, 98% on RA. She has a benign, non-gravid abdomen. Urine pregnancy is positive. You fire off a quantitative hCG and don’t expect that result to come back for a while. What do you do next?Read More