By Mary Cheffers, MD Minor head injury (generally defined as no alteration in mental status, well appearing, with GCS >13, on no anticoagulation) makes up 89% of all blunt head … Continue reading RCE Rundown: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury – who has a bleed in the head?
By Mary Cheffers, MD Appendicitis is one of the most common etiologies for patients who present to the Emergency Department with abdominal pain. It has historically been a disease of … Continue reading RCE Rundown: Does this patient have appendicitis?
Is this child dehydrated? The background: Non-hemorrhagic hypovolemia is commonly classified as “mild” (3-5%), “moderate” (6-9%) and “severe” (>10%) The level of dehydration in children is important, since you can … Continue reading RCE Rundown: Is this child dehydrated?
From JAMA’s Rational Clinical Exam: Does this patient have Community-Acquired Pneumonia? Summary This is an old article, but the workup of Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in the ED has not changed … Continue reading JAMA RCE Rundown