by Dan Rusyniak No doubt the plateau in opioid deaths in many towns across America has led to a collective sigh of relief. And to be sure, fewer people dying is a very good thing. But, like the game Whac-A-Mole™, as soon as one epidemic decreases, another emerges. In the mid ’90s to the early […]
by Jon Cole In some ways, you never outgrow your training. Before my medical toxicology fellowship, I completed a residency in emergency medicine. It is my primary specialty and practice, and it’s by far the most common place I encounter most of the patients I see. As opioids have become the primary cause of poisoning […]
This week we discuss the resuscitation of the hemorrhagic shock patient with Dr. Richard Dutton, MD.
It seems the government and other specialties are trying hard to make sedation as difficult as possible in the ED. We must persevere to provide the best procedural sedation to allow maximal comfort and safety for our patients. This brief lecture was originally posted on the defunct EMCrit Lecture Site on 8/7/2009.