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Medical Category: Thoracic and Respiratory

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Mega Summary – Part 1

Take Home Points Emergency medicine revolves around the differential diagnosis History and physical exam should significantly narrow your differential diagnosis Have an idea of what specific diagnoses are being ruled out when ordering diagnostic tests Always consider the most life-threatening and …

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Allergy and ImmunologyHead, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatRenal and GenitourinaryResuscitationThoracic and RespiratoryTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Chest Pain

Take Home Points Take chest pain seriously – ACS and PE patients don’t always appear ill – look for the silent killer cases Remember 4-2-1 approach to chest pain = 4 chambers, 2 lungs, 1 esophagus EKG’s – get an old …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalCardiovascularResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

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 – Shortness of Breath

Take Home Points Keep a wide differential Think of the airway, lungs, heart, blood, kidneys, acid/base, brain Use Wells & PERC consecutively to stratify those who you think may have a PE Silent chest is asthma patients is a harbinger …

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Allergy and ImmunologyEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesHead, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatPyschobehavioralResuscitationThoracic 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

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