Kat Kaminski, MD

Board Review: It's all about the little people!

A 1 week old male born at full term presents to the ED with difficulty breathing and a weak cry. Mom also notes that he appears “sweaty” during feeds today and has had fewer wet diapers. History is significant for scant prenatal care however delivery was uncomplicated. On exam he is cyanotic with oxygen saturation 70% on 5L NC O2. Vital signs are as follows: T 36C, HR 180, RR 65, BP 60/30. Which should you order first?

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Board Review: Summer Emergencies


A 31-year-old 70-kg male is grilling at a BBQ when he accidentally lights himself on fire. On exam in the ED he is found to have full-thickness burns to the front of his torso as well as his left arm. He also has superficial burns to his right leg. What is the recommended fluid requirement for this patient in the next 24 hours? 


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