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FOAMed Highlights

August 20, 2016

Here are some FOAMed highlights from recent weeks.

1) Anaphylaxis – CORE EM

This review post covers the key background, management and disposition options. The key take home points are:

  • Rapid recognition is critical. If the patient has compromise to airway, breathing or circulation in the setting of an allergen exposure, anaphylaxis is extremely likely.
  • The most important step in management of anaphylaxis is early administration of epinephrine. Epinephrine is life-saving.
  • Airway edema can occur rapidly making intubation difficult and a surgical airway necessary. Intubate early if you suspect considerable airway compromise
  • Prior to discharge, ensure that patients have access to epinephrine auto- injectors and know how to use them


2) Thrombolysis during resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest РThe Resus Room


3) Stable monomorphic ventricular tachycardia management in the ED –

This is a great review of current guidelines and thinking in the management of VT. There is a good literature review comparing the varying pharmacological management strategies.

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