Prone Positioning Tips and Checklist

2016-10-13T18:16:21-05:00April 15th, 2015|Pulmonary, Safety, Stabilization|

Prone positioning in ARDS can improve lung compliance and ventilation-perfusion matching which improve oxygenation and may have a mortality benefit. It requires significant effort and staff coordination to perform safely and efficiently. In this article we include tips for preparation, and a detailed checklist for performing proning efficiently and safety.

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

Disaster Critical Care Box

2016-10-13T18:16:41-05:00February 13th, 2013|Disaster, Stabilization|

For disaster situations, if we should we need to expand beyond our standard critical care beds, we have put together bedside kits (based on a colleague’s plan at the Royal London trauma center). There are 20 adult and 10 peds (age <8) bins. They are stored in a closet that