0 Recently I coauthored an article about the bedside evaluation of shock using ultrasonography. It’s a reasonable article, albeit conventional. Below is a summary of the key points. 0 Many textbooks recommend line-box algorithms for approaching a patient with shock, for example the ACES algorithm below. These algorithms allow the operator to reach a diagnosis based […]
Hi folks, Sorry about the voice–got a cold off those damn ED keyboards Thanks to my friend Reuben, this week we’ll talk about the asthmatic patient that codes while on the vent The DOPE mnemonic gives you a path to figure out why a patient is desaturating (If anyone knows who created the DOPE mnemonic, […]
Chris Nickson is an Aussie, oops Kiwi, who is a lead author of a great blog: lifeinthefastlane.com and tweets under the moniker @precordialthump; check him out, he’s doing really good stuff. He wrote a comment about the last podcast– Hey Scott, Great to hear your views and approach to EGDT. I agree with the need […]
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.
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 […]