Author: Anand Swaminathan

REBEL Core Cast 73.0 – Basic Asthma Management

Take Home Points: First line treatment for asthma exacerbations is inhaled beta agonists, inhaled anticholinergics and systemic corticosteroids. The majority of patients presenting to the ED with asthma exacerbations should be started on short-burst corticosteroids to control inflammation and prevent …

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Thoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast 72.0 – Lung US

Take Home Points: Lung ultrasound is simple, quick and accurate for real time, bedside assessment of your patient with acute undifferentiated dyspnea PTX: least dependent area, shallow depth, lung sliding, lung point CHF: scan across the 4 zones of the …

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Procedures and SkillsThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast 71.0 – Troubleshooting the Vent

Take Home Points: DOPES is not just a memory tool. It give you a structured approach to taking care of vented patients with vital sign changes. Check for dislodgement of the tube, obstruction of the tube, pneumothorax, equipment failure, breath …

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REBEL Core Cast 70.0 – Open Fractures

Take Home Points: Prioritize ABCs and systematic evaluation of the trauma patient with an open fracture as one third of these patients have multiple injuries Assess neurovascular status and immediately reduce and immobilize if compromised Give appropriate antibiotics as soon …

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REBEL Core Cast 69.0 – Epiglottitis

Take home points: Epiglottitis has demonstrated a resurgence in the adult population. It is no longer a pediatric only disease. The classic presentation of epiglottitis (3Ds of drooling, dysphagia and distress) is uncommon Epiglottitis should be high on your differential …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat