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Medical Category: Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Cast – Basics of EM – Cough

Take Home Points Be aware of the red flags – fever, HIV, hemoptysis, TB risk factors Is the onset acute or chronic Characterize sputum production – spoon full, cup full, bucket full- Hemoptysis – most can have streaking and thats …

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Allergy and ImmunologyHead, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Sore Throat

Take Home Points Look for the red flags – fever, drooling, neck stiffness, toxic ingestion, uvula deviation, voice changes Steroids help with swelling Obtain CT soft tissue neck for concerning presentations Don’t be a cowboy/cowgirl – get consultants involved early …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatInfectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Eye Complaints

Take Home Points Always check the vital signs of the eye – visual acuities, field of vision, ocular pressure Go in thinking whether you have to call Optho or not Get the story – was there trauma or did it …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Head Injury

Take Home Points Patients >65 or suspected of intoxication are at high risk for bleeds – scan them!! Epidural has a lucent period – be wary of decompensation and perform frequent re-evals. Anti-coagulated patients must be reversed. FFP takes hours …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatOrthopedicsTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Headache

Take Home Points Hypertension rarely causes headache, it’s usually the other way around. Patients with headaches are in pain, and in turn, may have elevated blood pressures. Treat the underlying issue and you’ll treat the HTN at the same time. …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat

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