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Medical Category: Pyschobehavioral

Rebellion21: The One Habit That Changed My Career via Rob Orman, MD

In this 20-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Dr. Rob Orman, MD talks about the one habit that changed his career. Rob gives us a step-by-step walkthrough of short pre, during, and post shift gratitude practices to improve job …

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Pyschobehavioral

Rapid Agitation Control With Ketamine in the Emergency Department

Background/Introduction:¬†Emergency department management of severe psychomotor agitation presents a unique challenge due to the undifferentiated nature of patient presentations, need for situational awareness, necessity for rapid sedation, all while ensuring safety and efficacy. Commonly used agents include a combination of …

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Pyschobehavioral

Droperidol Reigns Supreme

Background: Emergency Medicine clinicians must be adept in the management of the agitated patient. While verbal de-escalation techniques should be attempted, they are often inadequate. The next option after attempts at verbal de-escalation is chemical restraint with medications to help …

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Pyschobehavioral

New Opioid Use After Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Hospital Discharge

Background Information: Physicians have and continue to heavily contribute to the current opioid epidemic in the United States and Canada.1 Although much of the focus has been opioid prescriptions given to patients in the emergency department,2,3 not much attention has …

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PyschobehavioralToxicology

The Evolution of Ketamine for Severe Agitation

EMS rolls in with a 28 year-old male brought in for severe agitation after being found smashing glass bottles in the street. As police approached him, he cut himself with the broken glass and was bleeding significantly, though they could …

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Pyschobehavioral

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