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Mythbuster: Glucose Levels Must be Below a “Safe” Threshold Before Discharge

by Marco Torres
Dec 01, 2016
Background: Anyone who works in the Emergency Department has seen patients brought in by EMS or sent from the clinic with a chief complaint of “hig...
Tactical Medicine News

Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) Myths

Recently, I was asked to give a lecture to both my residents and nurses at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) o...
Tactical Medicine News

More Dogma: Epinephrine in Digital Nerve Blocks

You are working as an EM resident and have just evaluated a patient with a right long finger DIP joint dislocation. You perform a digital nerve blo...
Tactical Medicine News

Mythbuster: Administration of Vasopressors Through Peripheral Intravenous Access

Background: Vasopressors are frequently used in critically ill patients with hemodynamic instability both in the emergency department (ED) as well ...
Tactical Medicine News

Beyond ACLS: Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Poll

Recently, I wrote a post on the use of epinephrine in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and this triggered some interesting discussion on twitt...
Tactical Medicine News

Beyond ACLS: Is It Time to Abandon Epinephrine in Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?

Epinephrine is widely used and recommended by Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), but its effecti...
Tactical Medicine News

Is Kayexalate Useful in the Treatment of Hyperkalemia in the Emergency Department?

Background: Hyperkalemia is the most common electrolyte disorder seen in the Emergency Department and treatment of hyperkalemia is core knowledge o...
Tactical Medicine News

REBEL Cast Episode 4: Cephalosporin Abx in Patients with Penicillin Allergy

Welcome to the January 2015 REBELCast, where Swami and I are going to tackle a very important scenario that comes up in the daily practice of not o...
Tactical Medicine News

Do Patients with Strep Throat Need to Be Treated with Antibiotics?

Background: Streptococcal pharyngitis is a common presentation to primary care and Emergency Department physicians. Every year, 10 million patients...
Tactical Medicine News

Intravenous Fluids and Alcohol Intoxication

Frequently, patients with acute alcohol intoxication are brought to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation and treatment.  Although practice ...
Tactical Medicine News

Topical Anesthetic Use on Corneal Abrasions

Patients with corneal abrasions typically come to the emergency department for eye pain.  Most physicians treat these with topical antibiotics, ora...
Tactical Medicine News

Relationship of Radiocontrast, Iodine, and Seafood Allergies

Computed Tomography (CT) scan using radiocontrast is one of the most common imaging modalities used in emergency departments today. Several studies...
Tactical Medicine News

Is Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Wrong About Palpable Blood Pressure Estimates?

In Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), we learned that a carotid, femoral, and radial pulse correlates to a certain systolic blood pressure (SBP)...
Tactical Medicine News

NG Lavage: Indicated or Outdated?

Nasogastric lavage (NGL) seems to be a logical procedure in the evaluation of patients with suspected upper GI bleeding, but does the evidence supp...
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