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REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Lacerations

Take Home Points Don’t make bite width to small – look at the curvature of the needle – start the bite at half the curvature of the needle Don’t pull too tight – this will pucker the skin and lead …

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DermatologyOrthopedicsProcedures and SkillsTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Back Pain

Take Home Points Ask about the red flags: cancer, fever, IVDA, FND, point tenderness, saddle/perianal anesthesia, trauma, urinary retention, bowel incontinence, weight loss Most don’t need XR’s – set this expectation and advise against bed rest Consider XR’s: h/o cancer, …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedicsTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Vaginal Bleeding

Take Home Points Get a upreg on any childbearing age female with vaginal bleeding – this is an ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise Confirm vaginal vs rectal bleeding – it can be hard for patients to tell, especially the elderly …

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Lower Abdominal Pain

Take Home Points Get a upreg on every female patient of child bearing age with lower abdominal pain – this is an ectopic pregnancy until proven otherwise Always consider ovarian/testicular pathology for lower abdominal pain Always have a chaperone when …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalObstetrics and Gynecology

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Diffuse and Flank Abdominal Pain

Take Home Points Diffuse abdominal pain can be anything – keep a broad differential and work from there Old patient and flank pain = aortic catastrophe – aortic dissections and aneurysms can knock off flow to the kidneys Appendicitis and …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesRenal and Genitourinary

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Epigastric Pain

Take Home Points Patients don’t necessarily know what’s important – ask lots of questions, find out if they’ve been taking a ton of NSAID’s or Tylenol for their pain and now they have an ulcer or hepatitis Keep a broad …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesInfectious Disease

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Introduction to Abdominal Pain

Take Home Points Go in thinking sick vs not sick – this can take time to develop and that’s ok, this skill will come as you see more patients If you’re thinking about getting a scan or u/s – just …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalInfectious DiseaseResuscitation

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Vomiting

Take Home Points Think about causes – is it the head, the belly, or something else leading to the vomiting Get a upreg on all females of childbearing age Peritoneal signs – look for rebound/guarding, consider surgery consult prior to …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesInfectious Disease

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Chest Pain

Take Home Points Take chest pain seriously – ACS and PE patients don’t always appear ill – look for the silent killer cases Remember 4-2-1 approach to chest pain = 4 chambers, 2 lungs, 1 esophagus EKG’s – get an old …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalCardiovascularResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Asthma

Take Home Points Wheezing can be absent when severe – be wary of the silent chest = impending respiratory failure Not everything that wheezes is asthma! Beware of mimics – COPD, CHF, anaphylaxis, stridor Consider dexamethasone in those with poor …

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Allergy and ImmunologyInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

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