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My Heart Goes Boom… ß-Blockers in Cardiac Arrest

In Infographics, Medical Concepts by Sameer Sharif1 Comment

A 52-year-old male presents with chest pain. He arrests upon arrival to the Emergency Department and is found to be in ventricular fibrillation. You provide good CPR and defibrillate the patient, and treat him with doses of epinephrine and amiodarone in keeping with the ACLS algorithms. The patient continues to be in ventricular fibrillation despite even trying dual-sequential defibrillation and you are running out of other options for treatment. Should ß-Blockers be tried …

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The PECARN Pediatric Head CT Rule Project | An Insider’s Take!

In Infographics, Medical Concepts by Alvin Chin0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Everyone loves a great super hero origin story! And so we bring you the backstory behind the joint PECARN-ALiEM-CanadiEM knowledge translation project. Hope you enjoy both the story and, more importantly, the infographics! – TC In the pediatric population, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is amongst the most common reason for presentation to an emergency department.  TBI accounts for nearly 50,000 of the visits of children to an emergency department every year …