Tag: Basics of EM

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

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 – 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