Grand Rounds Recap 7/6/2016

Grand Rounds Recap 7/6/2016

This week we got an operations update with some new markers of quality and new guidelines on HIV testing. We were reminded about patient literacy and the advantages of keeping it simple. Dr. Hill also taught that every shift our biases and decision making do affect patient care, it is our duty to recognize and use them to our patients' advantage.

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Grand Rounds Recap - 3/18/15

Grand Rounds Recap - 3/18/15

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine: Vent Management with Drs. Axelson & Scupp

The term Acute Lung Injury (ALI) is being phased out and instead Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is now graded mild, moderate, and severe depending on the PaO2:FiO2 ratio

The median onset of ARDS after presentation to the ED was 2 day but could be anywhere from 5 hours to 5 days

ARDS Net was a foundational trial in ventilator management and was a triall of tidal volume and plateau pressures.  The primary end point, mortality, was reduced by >20% when folks were on a low TV (6cc/kg) and lower PP (25-30 mm Hg).

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