Last week, we covered the basics of adult pneumonia, focusing on community acquired pneumonia (CAP). This week, will we cover the pathogens and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) & ventilator-acquired pneumonia (VAP).
Over the last few weeks, we covered pediatric coughs, finishing with pediatric pneumonia. This week, we will continue along this trend and discuss community acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the adult population.
There is a seemingly endless number of inborn errors of metabolism, and many of these children can present acutely to the emergency room. As emergency medicine physicians, we may not be experts in each of these diseases - but we still need to know how to resuscitate and care for these patients. Below is a general outline on how to approach most inborn errors of metabolism and general guidelines for resuscitation (besides the usual ABCs, IV, O2, monitor).