In this episode I rant and rave about why for the most part Emergency Medicine has disappointed me by not doing something about our sick septic patients. If you are offering aggressive (Early Goal Directed) therapy in the ED, then good on you.
On this podcast, I recap from last show, especially the concept of bare minimum normotension (called erroneously permissive hypotension by just about everyone else) and why we should keep the MAP higher if there is suspected elevations in intracranial pressure I then talk about massive transfusion. This is probably the best strategy for a patient […]
Thought we’d talk about some trauma stuff, specifically the resuscitation of the critically ill hemorrhagic shock patient. There is much to discuss, so this will be a multi-episode affair. Today, we’ll concentrate on the Lethal Triad and BP Goals. Lethal Triad The picture says it all. Bleeding causes acidosis, hypothermia, and coagulopathy. Then the cycle […]
The management of severe ETOH withdrawal and Delirium Tremens
Mohamed, a listener from Sudan, emailed asking about the treatment of acute pulmonary edema in patients with low blood pressure. This is in distinction to SCAPE patients (see podcast 1). If the patients have pulmonary edema and low BP from a cardiac cause, then they are in Cardiogenic shock. First, consider the etiology: Rate-related Valve […]