All tagged Emergency medicine
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.
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 lecture we present the approach to a patient with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. We start by reviewing the chief complaint for shortness of breath. Next we discuss how to assess for the degree of respiratory distress the patient is in. Finally we discuss how the degree of respiratory distress determines what resuscitative steps the provider will take.