Archive for category: Ob/Gyn

Post Intubation Sedation for Pregnant Patients

10 Aug
August 10, 2015

You have just intubated a seizing eclamptic woman who is 34 weeks pregnant. As she is being prepped for transfer to the OB unit for an emergent C-section your nurse asks you what medications you would like for post intubation analgesia and sedation. You have limited recollection of whether Propofol crosses the placenta, and have […]

Is Pelvic Exam in the Emergency Department Useful?

30 Jan
January 30, 2014

Women with undifferentiated abdominal pain and/or vaginal bleeding commonly present to the emergency department. ┬áMany textbooks advocate for the pelvic exam as an essential part of the history and physical exam. Performance of this portion of the exam is time consuming to the physician and uncomfortable for the patient. It is with great regularity that […]

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