All tagged Chief Complaint
In this lecture we go over the approach to a patient who presents with syncope. Dr. Grock reviews the three step approach to a patient presenting with syncope. Having this systematic approach will allow you to efficiently and safely evaluate patients presenting with syncope.
In this lecture we go over the approach to a patient who presents with Penetrating Abdominal Trauma. The algorithm hinges on the hemodynamic stability of the patient. We discuss how local wound exploration can be used to help determine whether the patient ends up at home or in the operating room. The algorithm follows the Eastern Trauma Association Guidelines.
In this lecture we go over the approach to a patient who presents with Blunt Abdominal Trauma. The algorithm hinges on the hemodynamic stability of the patient. The algorithm follows the Eastern Trauma Association Guidelines.
Patients presenting with ocular complaints can be some of the most intimidating patients in the Emergency Department. The eye is this mystical organ and the stakes are super high when dealing with it. When a patient presents with an ocular complaint it is important to have a systematic approach to make sure that you do not miss something critical.
Getting called to a hypotensive patient can be terrifying. In this lecture we review the algorithm for the patient with undifferentiated hypotension. We go over the stepwise approach to these patients focused on what interventions you should consider.
So your patient said they were hypotensive but now their bp is fine. What are you supposed to do now? Do you just anchor on his or her bp meds as the cause of the hypotension? In this EMEd lecture we review a systematic approach for these patients. We develop a critical differential based on the causes of shock and then we walk through the work up and the conundrum of whether to admit or dispo these patients.
In this EM Ed lecture we complete our two part series on Dizziness. In this lecture we discuss how to drill down if your patient is having vertigo. We review the general approach, work-up, and management of patients with central and peripheral vertigo.
In this lecture we discuss the approach to a patient with a chief complaint of back pain. We review the critical differential diagnosis and how each one presents. We also review a non opiate approach to treating the underlying cause of the back pain.
In this lecture we discuss the approach to a patient with a chief complaint of headache. We review the critical differential diagnoses and how each one presents. We also review the headache/migraine cocktail that can be used to treat the patient's pain.
In this EM Ed lecture we discuss the approach to a patient with a chief complaint of dizziness. The first branch point is to determine whether the patient is having vertigo or light headedness. After that the appropriate work up can be initiated.