Mon, 27 October 2014
FOAMcast is bringing you pearls from conferences we attend and, first up, the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting, ACEP14.
Emergency Physicians are like economists (We're more probalisticians than diagnosticians).
Cardiology pearls from Dr. Slovis - TTM to 36 Celsius post-arrest should be standard. Many people probably could benefit from caths after arrest, we're not sure exactly who at this point.
Patients returning from West Africa with fever probably have a regular virus, maybe malaria, but probably not ebola.
There's really not much use for glucagon in calcium channel blocker toxicity. Think supportive care, insulin-dextrose.
ETCO2 - it doesn't equal PaCO2 and it depends on cardiac output and alveolar ventilation
For updates, follow #ACEP14
Thanks for listening, y'all!
Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer