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The Complexities of RSI

Mastery of RSI is important for both procedural success and quality care.  In children, the many nuances of RSI drug dosing, routes and medications become even more apparent.

  • Should you use etomidate or ketamine?
  • Succinylcholine or Rocuronium?
  • Considerations for Trauma
  • Vasopressor use during RSI

Bleeding and Anemia in a Jehovah’s Witness

The bleeding Jehovah’s Witness patient presents a serious problem, especially if actively bleeding.  For the acute traumatic bleeding, early hemorrhage control and autotransfusion are the only options.  For severely anemic patients erythropoietin stimulation, aggressive iron and vitamin administration are the safest most widely accepted methods.… Read more

Dialysis Complications

You get a patch from EMS that they are bringing in a patient from dialysis with a complication of their AV fistula. Take the time now to update yourself on bleeding fistulas, clotted fistula, and more at WikEM – Dialysis Complications.… Read more