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Medical Category: Infectious Disease

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 – 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

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – COVID-19

Take Home Points Constantly evolving disease with various presentations Identify those that are hypoxic are deliver appropriate oxygen therapy Give steroids to those that are hypoxic Educate patients about the course of the disease and what to look out for …

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Infectious DiseaseThoracic and Respiratory

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

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