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Does the Central Venous Pressure Predict Fluid... : Critical Care Medicine

Background: Despite a previous meta-analysis that concluded that central venous pressure should not be used to make clinical decisions regarding …

Brugada Syndrome: An ECG Pattern You Need to Know

Brugada Syndrome is an abnormal ECG (Right Bundle Branch Block Pattern with coved ST elevation over the right precordial leads of V1-V3), which leads …

The Dirty Epi Drip: IV Epinephrine When You Need It

You’re a recent graduate picking up an extra shift in a small ED somewhere north of here. At 3 AM an obese 47 year-old woman presents with shortness …

University of California

European and US medical regulators restrict marketing and use of resuscitation fluid

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee has recommended the suspension of marketing of intravenous …

FDA

MEDEVAC: Survival and Physiological Parameters Improved With Higher Level of Flight Medic Training [Military Medicine]

Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose in Critical Care

I had a crazy case of Tricyclic Overdose while on an overnight shift at Janus General.<p>Initial and Post-Treatment EKGs<p>List of Tricyclic Agents from …

The Trauma Professional's Blog

A major part of any patient encounter is the physical exam. This is particularly true in the trauma patient, because it allows trauma professionals …

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The Trauma Professional's Blog

At some point in their training, every trauma professional is taught that there is a certain period time during which a wound can be safely closed. …

Medicine

The Trauma Professional's Blog

One of the critical maneuvers that EMS providers perform is establishing initial vascular access. This IV is important for administering medications …

Medicine

STEMI Seen Best in PVC, Diagnosed by Medic, Ignored by Physician

This is a male in his 50's who was lying face down on the pavement stating that his chest was "killing him." He stated it felt like his previous MI. …

The Trauma Professional's Blog

The April newsletter is now available! Click the image below or the link at the bottom to download. This month’s topic is TBI.<p>In this issue you’ll …

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