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Intracranial Hemorrhage, “Answers”

1. What immediate steps in management do you take when a patient with intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) exhibits signs of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP)? The immediate steps in the management of intracranial hypertension (ICP >20 mmHg for 5 minutes) in the … Continue reading

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Pneumothorax, “Answers”

1. How good is CXR for detection of a pneumothorax? Ultrasound? When do you get a chest CT in someone you suspect may have a pneumothorax but has a negative CXR? The sensitivity of a chest radiograph (CXR) for the … 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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Rapid Sequence Intubation, Episode 1: “Answers”

1. What is RSI, and why do we use it for most ED intubations? “Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) is the administration, after preoxygenation, of a potent induction agent followed immediately by a rapidly acting neuromuscular blocking agent to induce unconsciousness … Continue reading

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