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Medical Category: Resuscitation

Trauma Resuscitation Updates

I recently gave a talk on the initial management of trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock.  In the initial management of trauma resuscitation there are 4 key principles that should be followed: Control bleeding Restore tissue perfusion Minimize iatrogenic injury from …

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ResuscitationTrauma

REBEL Cast Ep116: The CLOVERS Trial – Restrictive vs Liberal Fluids in Sepsis-Induced Hypotension

Background: IV fluids are part of the standard resuscitation bundle in septic shock, however it is unclear if they provide a significant benefit. These patients can have a vasodilated vascular bed and the initial use of fluids is hypothesized to …

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Infectious DiseaseResuscitation

The EMERGE Trial: Emergency vs Delayed Catheterization in Survivors of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Background: Previous observational studies published in 2015 (Geri 2015)(Vyas 2015) indicated that early cardiac catheterization in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) might improve mortality and result in more favorable neurological outcomes. The TOMAHAWK (Desch 2021), COACT (Abella 2019), and …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

Impact of Emergency Department Crowding on Lung Protective Ventilation

Background Information: Obtaining definitive control of the airway, when indicated, is the responsibility of the emergency medicine physician. Traditionally patients were managed on the ventilator with lung volumes of 10 – 15 ml/kg. However, that practice is long-outdated and patients …

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ResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

Amiodarone Versus Digoxin for Acute Rate Control of Atrial Fibrillation in the Emergency Department

Background Information: Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate (RVR) is one of the many tachydysrhythmias we encounter in the Emergency Department (ED). Though consensus has been reached for first-line treatment of ventricular rate control1 with beta blockers (BB) and non-dihydropyridine …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

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