This week Dr. Klaszky started us off with a great M&M of reviewing tPA and sumitriptan indications, EMTALA background and more. Dr. Chuko led a small group discussion of syncope rules based on his post from earlier in the week, Dr. Roblee tried to stump a faculty during her CPC of a syphilis case. Check it all out in this week’s GR Recap!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.