A Week in Review: Aug 20-24th

Monday: Back to Basics - Methhemglobinemia

Presentation: Anxiety, SOB, anxiety, Headache, cyanosis does not improve with oxygen

Cause: Medications (like Benzocaine) 

Tx: Methylene Blue 1-2mg/kg

Tuesday: Advanced Practice - Priapism in the ED

Remember there are two types - Ischemic and High Flow

Ischemic is the classic urologic emergency.

How to tell the difference? Consider ABG or Duplex Ultrasound

Wednesday: What's the Diagnosis?

Thursday: #emconf - Toxic Alcohols

Read more about the osmotic gap!

Methanol - Formic Acid formation leads to blindness

Ethylene glycol - Antifreeze, oxalic acid can cause renal toxicity

Isopropyl alcohol - Keytosis without Acidosis

Saturday: Board Review

Sticking with the Toxicology theme, brush up on your overdose knowledge