Monthly Archives: October 2011

Sickle Cell Disease, “Answers”

 1.)    How do you determine whether or not a sickle cell patient is currently experiencing an acute pain crisis?  Acute pain crises are one of the most common reasons patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) seek medical attention in the … Continue reading

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Sickle Cell Disease, Questions

1.)    How do you determine whether or not a sickle cell patient is currently experiencing an acute pain crisis?  2.)    How do you differentiate an acute pain crisis from pulmonary embolus or acute chest syndrome (ACS)? 3.)    What do you … Continue reading

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RSI Episode 2: Induction, “Answers”

1. Describe what an induction agent is and what the optimal characteristics   are for an induction agent to be used in RSI. Ron Walls states that the optimal induction agent “would smoothly and quickly render the patient unconscious, unresponsive … Continue reading

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