Core Emergency Medicine

Ultrasound Guided Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks

Review an up-to-date approach to commonly utilized ultrasound-guided lower extremity nerve blocks.

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)

Review an up-to-date approach to the identification and management of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP).

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Episode 188: Vasopressors

We go over the essential and complex topic of vasopressors in the ED.

Brian Gilberti, MD
Catherine Jamin, MD

Episode 187: Septic Joint in Children

We discuss the diagnosis and management of septic arthritis in the pediatric population.

Brian Gilberti, MD
Ellen Duncan, MD

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Fiberoptic Intubation

Our NYU Bellevue EM docs cover the basics for this high-yield, potentially lifesaving procedure.

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Cordis Insertion into the Femoral Vein

How to insert a cordis/ introducer sheath into the femoral vein with Dr. Weber and Dr. Adams!

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Core EKGs More EKGs →

A 41-year-old male presents to the ED with constant palpitations for one day. The patient's medical history is notable for a congenital bicuspid aortic valve, four months post aortic valve replacement with a post-surgical ejection fraction of 30%. The following ECG is obtained:

  1. What is the differential diagnosis for this ECG?

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Learning to interpret ECGs is not easy – but there’s a world of help out there.

Authors: Bennett J, Rhee D, Wagh A, Pusic M, Tse AB.

Being able to efficiently and accurately read an ECG is an important yet very difficult skill to learn. Online resources can help you improve your abilities at any learner level;
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“There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”

– Willa Cather

Over the past several years, I’ve thought a lot about what to say during the immediate moments after a failed cardiac arrest or traumatic resuscitation. When the rush of adrenaline comes to a screeching halt and all that is left is a deafening silence,
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The SQuID Protocol (Subcutaneous Insulin in Diabetic Ketoacidosis): Impacts on ED Operational Metrics. Academic Emergency Medicine, 2023

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an endocrine emergency. The  standard of care of treating DKA is fluid resuscitation, electrolyte management, and intravenous insulin infusion in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting for close glucose and electrolyte monitoring.
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