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Syncope, Answers

In which patients with syncope do you get a NCHCT? Syncope is defined as a transient loss of consciousness and postural tone. It has a rapid onset, short duration, spontaneous recovery and is due to transient global cerebral hypoperfusion. It … Continue reading

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Syncope, Questions

1. In which patients presenting with syncope do you get a Non-Contrast Head CT (NCHCT)? 2. In which patients presenting with syncope do you get a troponin? 3. Do you get orthostatic vital sign measurements in patients presenting with syncope? How do you … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury, “Answers”

1. What imaging do you use for patients with possible acute, traumatic spinal cord injury? Patients who can be cleared using the Nexus or Canadian C-spine criteria should be cleared clinically. However, those with moderate to high risk of a … Continue reading

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Spinal Cord Injury, Questions

1. What imaging do you use for patients with possible acute, traumatic spinal cord injury? 2. How do you treat neurogenic shock? 3. What is your management and disposition for elderly patients with vertebral compression fractures? 4. How do you … Continue reading

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Infectious Diseases, “Answers”

1. Which patients with neutropenic fever do you consider for outpatient management? Neutropenic fever is a common presentation to the Emergency Department, especially in tertiary hospitals where many oncology patients are undergoing chemotherapy. According to the Infectious Disease Society of … Continue reading

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Infectious Diseases, Questions

  1. Which patients with neutropenic fever do you consider for outpatient management? 2. Which patients with community-acquired pneumonia do you admit? 3. Which patients with influenza do you treat with oseltamivir? 4. Which adult patients getting worked up for a … Continue reading

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Airway and Sedation, “Answers”

Question #1: Do you reach for video laryngoscopy or direct laryngoscopy first for intubations? Tracheal intubation is a fundamental skill for EM providers to master. Historically, direct laryngoscopy (DL) has been the modality of choice for endotracheal intubation, with a … Continue reading

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Questions, Airway and Sedation 2014

1. Do you reach for video laryngoscopy or direct laryngoscopy first for intubations? 2. Do you use cricoid pressure during induction and paralysis? 3. How long do you keep patients NPO prior to procedural sedation? 4. When using ketamine for … Continue reading

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Seizure, “Answers”

1. Which benzodiazepine do you prefer for the treatment of status epilepticus (SE)? Which do you prefer for pediatric patients? An epileptic seizure (ES) is defined as an abrupt disruption in brain function secondary to abnormal neuronal firing, and is … Continue reading

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Seizure, Questions

1.  Which benzodiazepine do you prefer for the treatment of status epilepticus (SE)? Which do you prefer for pediatric patients? 2. Which second-line agents do you use for treatment of SE? 3. In which adult patients with first-time seizure do … Continue reading

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