Check out this brief review of the management of hip dislocations in the Emergency Department. The info here is taken from this month’s EM Practice EMPlify podcast.
As part of our EM training at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center we are lucky to receive additional training in alternative methods of analgesic delivery in the ED. Some of these alternatives include ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks, nonnarcotic infusions and injections, nitrous oxide, and the list goes on. Today’s post is a review of our Nitrous program developed by Dr. Alexis LaPietra.
Hi all. I wanted to bring to your attention a great case. The case was a young woman with relative euglycemic diabetic ketoacidosis. This diagnosis used to be quite rare and associated with pregnancy or very poor PO intake. However, with the use of SGLT2 inhibitors (which this young woman was taking) the incidence is increasing. The diagnosis highlights some very important factors about the treatment of DKA.
CC: Nausea and vomiting and “ I think my sugar is low” HPI: 36-year-old Female with PMH of Diabetes presents to the Emergency Department complaining of multiple episodes of non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting for the past 5 days. Associated symptoms include […]
CC: “Post Surgical Pain” ; Abdominal pain HPI: 8 year old Male with PMH of Sickle Cell Disease (HbSC), Post-opt Day 10 for laparoscopic splenectomy for recurrent sequestration crises presents to the Emergency Department (ED) complaining of abdominal pain x […]
CC: Numbness and palpitations HPI: 21-year-old Female presents to the Emergency Department (ED) complaining of palpitations and left arm weakness with perioral numbness, which began just prior to arrival. The patient states the episode lasted 30 minutes before completely resolving […]