Conference 7/30/15 Quick Review

K BOMB: PEDS to scan or not to scan?

Background  Between 800,000 and 1 million patients aged 17 and under present to emergency departments seeking care around the country for head injuries each year. Approximately 32% of these patients receive neuroimaging with CT scan-studies have estimated there is an increased lifetime risk of radiation induced cancers in ~1 in 10,000 pediatric patients who receive

Conference 7/30/15 Quick Review

Conference, 7/30/15, Masonic, GI

Crashing GI Bleeder, with Dr. Snow: Always consider Aortoenteric Fistula in the differential – look for the abdominal scar ‘Load The Boat’ with the correct consultants very early on Protect Yourself – always wear face/eye protection Intubate these patients early – they can decompensate quickly Place a Nasogastric Tube prior to intubation, to empty the