Literature Brede et al. Review Article Daley et al. How to educate for prehospital REBOA Other Posts Thinking CC on Medical Arrest REBOA EDECMO on Medical Arrest REBOA
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Case puzzler: A patient was admitted to ICU due to profound hypotension of unknown cause. What *two* clues are contained in the CBC which reveal the diagnosis? Answer In isolation, this data wouldn’t be very exciting. However, there are two things which are strange about this CBC in the context of a shocked patient. Clue […]
The cause for the elevated potassium is pseudo-hyperkalemia. The key clue to the diagnosis is marked hyperkalemia with a normal EKG and telemetry tracings. The physiology behind this in this situation is potassium leaking out of platelets and WBCs within the blood tube. (Note how elevated the platelets and WBC counts are.) Other potential causes […]
talk slides respiratory acid-base The diagnostic worthlessness of (most) ABGs Converting a VBG into an ABG Extracorporeal CO2 removal vs. extreme permissive hypercapnia metabolic acid-base IBCC core information Diagnosis HAGMA (high anion-gap metabolic acidosis) NAGMA (non-anion-gap metabolic acidosis) Metabolic alkalosis Fluid selection & pH guided resus (with section on how to use bicarbonate) Other stuff […]