Grand Rounds Recap 1.2.19

Grand Rounds Recap 1.2.19

We had an excellent series of lectures this week at our Grand Rounds to welcome in the New Year! The esteemed Drs. Calhoun and Stettler started us off with our Great Debate series pitting Ketofol against Ketamine or Propofol alone for procedural sedation. The winner of this debate? Definitely the audience who got to soak up the expertise from these clinical giants. Next up was Dr. Leenellett who guided us through some community ED cases of early pregnancy vaginal bleeding in our Discharge, Transfer, or Treat lecture series. Dr. Laurence then led us through a small group case based discussion on the indications for massive transfusions in trauma. Then a hush fell over the crowd as Dr. Iparraguierre laid down the CPC gauntlet with a presentation of Myasthenia Gravis for Dr. LaFollete who masterfully identified the Ice Pack Test as the diagnostic test of choice! Next up was Dr. Colmer who gave some tips for the management of severe alcohol withdrawal with his case follow-up lecture. There was no knocking this knowledge train off the tracks as Dr. Urbanowicz led us through a harrowing discussion on Weapons of Mass Destruction. To round out the day Drs. Klaszky, Gauger, and Murphy Crews led us through some small group exercises on the NIH stroke scale, CT angiography of the head and neck interpretation, neurological emergencies jeopardy, and indications for performing a burr hole with some hands on practice (simulation of course!).

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Grand Rounds Recap 11.14.18

Grand Rounds Recap 11.14.18

We had a great Grand Rounds line-up this week - Dr. Whitford started us off with a challenging case of altered mental status that took a variety of twists and turns highlighting the need for reassessment flexibility in your differential diagnosis in the critically ill patient. Next up was Dr. Koehler and Dr. Betz who led us through a case of septic arthritis which presented atypically as altered mental status. Dr. Edmunds then provided us with emergency presentations of pediatric vomiting. Lastly, we closed the day with Dr. Roblee’s excellent case-based discussion on the evaluation and management of hypertension in pregnancy.

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Grand Rounds Recap 9.19.18

Grand Rounds Recap 9.19.18

This weeks grand rounds started off with our combined Emergency Medicine and Neurology conference where Dr. Walsh provided us a summary of the current evidence surrounding ICH expansion and reversal of Warfarin and DOACs. This was followed by Dr. Summers who provided suggestions on how we can be more efficient providers in the ED. Dr. Irankunda then presented on the often missed diagnosis of abdominal compartment syndrome. Next up was Dr. Lang who summarized the current evidence for the various available modalities commonly used in treating back pain. Dr. Golden then finished the day with a couple of cases highlighting the challenges in managing the critically ill patient who presents with penetrating neck injuries.

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Grand Rounds Recap 9.12.18

Grand Rounds Recap 9.12.18

This week of grand rounds began with an evidence based algorithm for COPD management in the ED with Drs. Lane and Hall. Dr. Faryar then led us through a discussion on various common hand injuries. Dr. Fermann guided us through the management of a feared patient presentation: patients with atrial fibrillation and heart failure. The day continued with Dr. Banning’s Taming the SRU lecture about a case she had of a seizing pregnant patient. Dr. Frederick then gave us an overview of toxic alcohols. The day ended with a pediatric trauma simulation and several pediatric oral boards cases.

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Grand Rounds Recap 9.5.18

Grand Rounds Recap 9.5.18

This weeks grand rounds started off with a discussion on the utility of the bougie in airway management by Dr. Carleton. This was followed by Dr. Kiser and Dr. Gensic who led us through a case-based discussion on complex laceration repairs encountered in the community ED setting. Dr. Neth then presented the evidence behind the use of epinephrine and mechanical CPR in out of hospital cardiac arrest. Next up was Dr. Soria who presented a case of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy with some learning pearls about this often under-diagnosed condition. Dr. Goel then masterfully answered the CPC challenge placed by Dr. Li to diagnose a rare case of ocular syphilis. Dr. Berger then finished the day with an overview of necrotizing fasciitis and the LRINEC score.

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Grand Rounds Recap 11.8.17

Grand Rounds Recap 11.8.17

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. 

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Grands Rounds Recap 4.26.2017

Grands Rounds Recap 4.26.2017

Dr. McKean kicked off this week with another great M&M where he taught us about the utility of stress testing to predict coronary artery disease, otomastoiditis, and much more. Dr. Brenkert joined us for an hour on pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound and then Dr. Mudd reviewed transfusion strategies in upper GI bleeding. Dr. Ventura taught us about CSF analysis and Drs. Stettler and Whitford rounded out the day with a CPC about acid-base disturbances. 

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