Oh, What a Headache!

A young man presents with fever, headache, photophobia and vomiting. Can you interpret the findings to diagnose and treat him appropriately before it’s too late?…

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“Aorta think about PoCUS”

Using PoCUS to identify the abdominal aorta is an important skill and a curriculum requirement for completion of EM training. Can you identify all the relevant structures using ultrasound?…

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Take my breath away

A 27-year-old male has self-presented to your ED with acute onset of shortness of breath and severe pain to the right side of his chest.…

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Paced

A patient is bradycardic. They might need pacing. They might not.…

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Pacing in the ED

Our curriculum mentions pacing, and we all think that we know all about that as we’ve got ALS… right? Some of our brief discussions on twitter highlighted that pacing can be more complicated than ALS …

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Tracheostomy Emergencies in Adults

Tracheostomy emergencies are rare in the emergency department but are associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is therefore essential that emergency department practitioners are competent in a…

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Tracheostomy Emergencies in Adults

Tracheostomy emergencies are rare in the emergency department but are associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is therefore essential that emergency department practitioners are competent in a…

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