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Concussion Q&A

The following is a point-of-care summary of the September, 2019 Emergency Medicine Practice journal issue titled Concussion in the…

Canadian Head CT Rule

The Canadian Head CT Rule was originally published in 20011 and validated in 20052. There have…

VBG vs ABG

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

ICH and BP management

Spontaneous (non-traumatic) Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH): Goal SBP < 140-160 mmHg Medication options: Labetalol IV 10mg boluses Nicardipine infusion…

RUSH Protocol

Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) The HIMAP protocol was originally published by Weingart et…

PECARN Pediatric Head CT Rule

The PECARN head injury rule was derived in a population of patients younger than 18 years…

Glascow Coma Scale – Pediatric (pGCS)

For use in children age <2. If Child over 2 years old, standard GCS has been shown…

Glascow Coma Scale (GCS)

 Eyes 4pt – Open spontaneously 3pt – Open to voice 2pt – Open to pain 1pt…

Tranexamic Acid (TXA)

Tranexamic acid is a synthetic form of lysine, an amino acid. It is classified as an…