Week in Review: Mar 19th - 24th

Monday: Back to Basics - Hyperthermia and AMS

Very wide and veried differential.

Certainly includes street drugs, but also things like Serotonin Syndrome

We recently coverd Thyroid Storm, or more rare causes like Malignant Hyperthermia

Tuesday: Advanced Practice - Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy

Early airway support, attaempt to move uterus off IVC to improve venous return

Ddx: Bleeding (Uterine Rupture / Placenta Aburption), Embolism (PE/Air), HELLP/Eclampsia

Wednesday: What's the Diagnosis?

Thursday: #emconf - Acute Pain Management

Opoids a topic of much controversy recently but still needed to managed acute pain in certain situations.

Remeber to titrate your dose, start low and repeat until desired effect is achieved

Try to avoid starting with hydromorphone as it has a higher rate of Euphoria

Friday: Critical Care - Pediatric Ingestion

Is a mothball a dangerous ingestion? What is Napthalene?

Does it change if the patient has G6PD?

Saturaday: Board Review - Metabolic Emergency

AMS and ataxia, what's the diagnosis and treatment?