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Fun with Nitrous Oxide

Fun with Nitrous Oxide By: Gregory Cassidy M.D., PGY3 Nitrous oxide is a colorless, tasteless gas that is administered in combination with oxygen, often referred to as “laughing gas”.  It is absorbed via the pulmonary vasculature following inhalation through a […]

Resiliency

Resiliency is the human character trait to suffer an insult and return to a state of dis-despair, to return to one’s homeostatic equilibrium. In life we all will encounter problems, errors, disasters. How we deal with it, is how we […]

Pediatric Pearl – Anaphylaxis

ANAPHYLAXIS By: Hima Khamar, PGY3 4-year-old female presents to ED with parents due to 1 week of cough, fever, congestion, irritability, and decreased PO intake. CXR shows RLL pneumonia, patient is started on Ceftriaxone. 5 mins after the initiation of […]

Case of the Week COW #21

Case of the Week COW #21

Resident: Yenisleidy Paez Perez  CC:“I”m bringing in my son. He has been having tooth pain since last night, and I gave him Tylenol but then he seemed to pass out and had white stuff at the mouth and his face and […]

Pediatric Pearl: UTI (February)

FEBRUARY UTI – Hima Khamar Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection By: Hima Khamar, PGY3 In a previous pediatric pearl, we discussed how to treat febrile infants below 60 days. This pearl discussed management of pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI), but also […]

COW

Presenting Resident: Katrina D’Amore, PGY4 Chief  Complaint: Palpitations Brief HPI: 36 y/o F G4P2012 at 18 weeks gestation presents complaining of palpitations that began this morning. Patient reports a history of “SVT” multiple times in the past and she even […]

TRANEXAMIC ACID (TXA)

TRANEXAMIC ACID (TXA) By: Hima Khamar M.D., PGY3 Tranexamic acid (TXA) has become a huge asset in the world of emergency medicine when it comes to controlling hemorrhage. The main use in the ED is in traumatic hemorrhage, but there […]

Pediatric Pearl – January PAIN MANAGEMENT & VASO-OCCLUSIVE CRISIS IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE By: Hima Khamar, PGY3  &  Dr. Patel, PGY16 Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common disease process we encounter in the ED. There are multiple complaints related to […]

Physician burnout

As physicians, we all decided to help others. Those of us in Emergency Medicine decided to help others at their most ill, at the most traumatic moment in their lives, or at their wits end as far as where to […]