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
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
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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