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Medical Category: Infectious Disease

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Fever

Take Home Points Look for the red flags – hypotension, environmental exposures, medications (SS, NMS), SIRS/qSOFA criteria Be on the lookout for neutropenic fever – isolate patients, administer abx early, and admit Sepsis definition is changing all the time – …

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Infectious DiseaseResuscitation

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Leg Pain

Take Home Points Approach leg pain with the seconds, minutes, hours mindset – think about acute limb ischemia, compartment syndrome, and necrotizing fasciitis Do a thorough physical exam – get their shoes and socks off – you will find crazy …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedicsTrauma

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 – 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

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