Pericarditis

Why do we care? Approximately 5% of emergency department visits for chest pain in North America…

NSTEMI

Why Do We Care?  In-hospital mortality rates are about the same for STEMI and NSTEMI, approximately…

Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) Calculator

Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) is calculated as: 1/3 Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) + 2/3 Diastolic Blood…

STEMI ECG

“Acute myocardial infarction (MI) historically is defined as a clinical syndrome that meets a certain set…

Sodium Bicarbonate Drip

Reasons for needing a sodium bicarbonate (bicarb) drip are discussed in excellent posts by Pulm Crit and LITFL. One…

Push Dose Epinephrine

Mixing: Empty 1 cc from a 10 cc flush Draw up 1 cc from code cart…

Push Dose Phenylephrine

Mixing Draw 1 ml (10mg) from a phenylephrine 10 mg/ ml vial Inject into 100 cc…

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Chest Pain

Pediatric chest pain is a relatively common presenting complaint, but identifying serious pathologies without overtesting patients…

What’s Your Diagnosis? Pediatric Chest Pain in the ED 

Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge! But before we begin, check to see if…