Radiation Exposure Quiz

2016-10-13T18:16:35-05:00May 30th, 2013|Disaster|

Radiation exposure is an unusual occurrence in the ED, and because of this emergency physicians are unfamiliar with management. Below are some quick questions to help you review.

Hand hygiene foam can mislead breath analyzer

2016-10-13T18:16:35-05:00May 27th, 2013|Quality|

Hand hygiene foam falsely elevates the measurement of patient’s breath alcohol concentration (BAC), which could mislead the early assessment of patient's with altered mental status. Wearing gloves reduces this false positive effect almost completely.

Internal Medicine Senior Poster

2016-10-13T18:16:35-05:00May 23rd, 2013|Education|

At the end of every year, the Internal Medicine residency at Hennepin County Medical Center holds a poster session for the graduating senior residents. Each resident is encouraged to display work from their time during residency. Most residents prepare a poster on research they wor

tPA Mixing Tutorial

2016-10-13T18:16:36-05:00May 20th, 2013|Pharmacology, Procedures|

Alteplase (tPA) is used infrequently and often only in emergent situations. Nurses and physicians unfamiliar with preparing the medication may need to high pressure situations. This tutorial includes step-by-step instructions for preparing and mixing tPA.

DKA presenting as Wide Complex Tachcyardia

2016-10-13T18:16:36-05:00May 18th, 2013|Cardiology, ECG, Stabilization|

29-year-old man with history of type 1 diabetes mellitus and currently living in a hotel, presented to the emergency department with 2-weeks of feeling ill with had accelerated and was much worse over the last 2 days. This included a productive cough, subject fevers, and frequent v

Toxicology Board Review

2016-10-13T18:16:37-05:00May 2nd, 2013|Toxicology|

Toxicology can devour a disproportionate amount of studying time in preparation for the boards. Unlike many other subjects however, it lends itself to some word associations and other high value studying. This list has been compiled to facilitate some rapid review.