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Community Acquired Pneumonia

The following is a summary of the 2019 American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of…

COVID-19 Clinical Course

Clinical Course The CDC reports a summary of “multiple early studies from Wuhan, China who had…

Home Oxygen

I know a lot of EDs are starting protocols to discharge patients on home oxygen due…

E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use–Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)

The CDC has published interim guidelines for healthcare professionals evaluating suspected cases of e-cigarette, or vaping,…

Bronchiolitis

The following is a point-of-care summary of the October, 2019 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice journal issue titled Acute Bronchiolitis:…

Hypertensive Emergency

A summary of the hypertensive emergency treatment guidelines from: 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection,…

Vasopressor Dosing

Epinephrine: Alpha 1+2, Beta 1+2 receptor agonist Increases  inotropy (contraction) and chronotropy (heart rate) Infusion 0.1-1…

VBG vs ABG

Notes: In a meta-analysis, Bloom et al. note that there is good correlation between arterial and…

Pulmonary Embolism Algorithm

Full discussion of this algorithm and FAQ can be found here. MDCalc links: Wells  PERC Adjusted d-dimer…

Pulmonary Embolism Q&A (ACEP 2018 Policy)

The following is a summary of the ACEP Clinical Policy on VTE, updated May 20181. 1)…