Resident Narratives

Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Ten years ago I decided I wanted to become a doctor.  At least that’s where it started. Ten years ago this weekend, Hurricane Katrina destroyed the city that I had grown to love.  I was part of Tulane EMS, assisting student refugees in Jackson, Mississippi on the day the storm made landfall.  The day I

EM/IM Sessions

Journal Club: Lactate Clearance Is Flawed?

Article: Lactate clearance as a target of therapy in sepsis: a flawed paradigm. PE Marik. R Bellomo. OA Critical Care 2013 Mar 01;1(1):3 Why This Article? Though not a conventional journal review article the discussion is interesting and by a credible author (PE Marik; Early goal directed therapy). As for lactate, in both the Emergency

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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

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Conference, 7/16/15, Mercy, Critical Care

ACLS/Sick vs Not Sick with Dr. Jess Barber: Good, consistent, uninterrupted compressions are essential in any code Compressions, defibrillation, running a systematic code are more important than intubation In tachycardia, stable vs unstable should be your first question Treat every patient you are coding like you would treat a loved one Drug Choices for Sedation

Airway Shorts

Making the Decision to Intubate

What is a more appropriate start to an EM blog than an airway discussion? Let’s start with the basics, and expand as we progress through the year. Most of this discussion comes from the teaching I received from Airway Guru Dr. Steve Carleton (Cincinnati Dept of EM) and Dr. Ron Wall’s Manual of Emergency Airway

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Welcome to BrownCoat Nation

Welcome to BrownCoat Nation, the education blog from the UIC | EM Residency. As stated on the homepage: The information contained in this blog is for educational purposes only and is intended for those studying the practice of emergency medicine. It is not intended to advocate specific medical practices or replace the opinion of your physician.