Inotropes and Vasopressors: Which one would you use?

Below are 2 cases we have all been confronted with, in the Emergency Department. Which medication is best to support the blood pressure in each case? Case 1 A 68 yo male is brought to your emergency department in what appears to be septic shock. He has had a recent urine infection. Over the last…

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Fever in the ED

Fever In The Emergency Department We like to see things as binary in the ED, troponins, d-dimers, CTPA they all give yes no answers. We often treat fever in a similar way, fever = infection just like our mothers taught us. But are we any better than a hand on the forehead, can we use temperature…

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The SIC KID

For years I’ve been speaking about the SIC KID Mnemonic. It’s time to see where we are at in 2017. When was it to be used? To be used as a memory aid in the crying child, where we weren’t sure of the diagnosis. Let me remind you of what the letters stand for: S –…

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