The patient: a 27-year old who’s altered, moaning, tachynpeic and hypotensive with a glucose of 711mg/dL. We all know this patient well.. but now throw in a pH of 6.89 and you have a serious […]
Laryngospasm is one of those rare life-threatening events in EM that a provider needs to be familiar with before encountering.
Comparison of Etomidate and Ketamine for Induction During Rapid Sequence Intubation of Adult Trauma Patients Upchurch et al. Annals of Emergency Medicine. January 2017. Objective: to compare outcomes between etomidate and ketamine in trauma patients […]
Dosing with indications and considerations for commonly used RSI meds.
In this scenario, intubation was managed by our second year resident, Michael Elliott. A 53 year old obese male presented “requesting a nebulizer.” Although he initially improved with minimal intervention, the patient quickly decompensated. He became […]