by Meghan Spyres Ketamine was gifted to the world as a result of investigations into its evil older brother: phencyclidine (PCP). PCP, commonly known as ‘angel dust’ (quite the misnomer, Urban Dictionary suggests the use of the more fitting ‘devil dust’. . .) was initially used as a pharmaceutical in the 1950s under trade name […]
Aggressive palliative care is just as important as aggressive critical care in the ED. Sometimes we will be the first physicians to talk to a family about end of life issues, even if their loved one is terminally ill. Now that is not how it should be, but it just means that we must be just as skilled at family palliative care discussions as we are at floating a transvenous pacer. In this podcast, I discuss my vision of how to handle palliative care issues in the ED.