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 […]
Does the EM ban on letting sick patients go to CT scan make sense? Listen to the podcast and then register your opinion.
This week’s podcast is on the management of a the patient with SAH. It’s not a complete review, just some tips and reminders. Best article for EM that I’ve found, comes out of Columbia For more reviews on mostly ICU issues see here and here. Update: Critical Care Management of Patients Following Aneurysmal SAH Guidelines […]