Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tox Talks: Toxic Alcohols

Originally Published: Modern Resident, Oct/Nov 2010 

Original Author: Neal Shelley, MD Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center Emergency Medicine

Submitted by: Saadiyah Bilal, Publications Committee, Co-Chair  

Just like ethanol, ethylene glycol and methanol cause inebriation and are often ingested by a desperate alcoholic or as a suicide attempt.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Critical Care Pearls: Emergencies Among Mechanically Vented Patients

Originally Published: Modern Resident, October/November 2010
Original Article Author: Sundeep Bhat, MD
Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine
Submitted by: Rachel Engle, DO (Communications Committee Chair)

After successful intubation, the work of an emergency physician is not over! There are several scenarios and trouble-shooting tips for approaching unstable patients who are already mechanically ventilated.