Author: Benjamin M Gerretsen

Optimal Needle Position for Decompression of Tension Pneumothorax

Background:¬†Tension Pneumothorax (TP) can occur as a potentially life-threatening complication of chest trauma. With the risk of respiratory and cardiac arrest, an immediate temporizing intervention for this condition is required by direct Needle Decompression (ND). In 2018, the Advanced Trauma …

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Procedures and Skills

Single Troponin Testing in ED Patients With Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction

Background: One of the most common reasons for Emergency Department (ED) visits is chest pain. While most of these presentations are at a low risk for cardiac events, it is generally required to perform a full work-up to rule out …

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