Can a fever get so high that it causes brain damage? That question was posed to us by a listen with a recent patient whose temperature reached 106.9 Fahrenheit. Andy Sloas from the PEM ED podcast returns to ERCast to gives his take on cooling, workup, and the difference between heat exposure and infectious fever. …
Legal analyst Gunnar Schwartzbaum (nom de plume) joins the show to talk about the legal ramifications of quarantine and isolation orders http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Ebola_quarantine_and_the_law.output.mp3 Direct Download In this episode What to do if a patient with suspected Ebola wants to leave the hospital against medical advice. What is the difference between isolation and quarantine? How do you enforce …
What age should we use for the febrile ex-premie? At what temperature does a fever become dangerous? How should we approach the unvaccinated febrile infant? How many blood cultures should we get in febrile infants?
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A review of current guidelines and controversies in the evaluation of fever in neonates and infants under 90 days age.
I wonder if you are one of those Dumb Asses who do not get the flu shot each year? Yes. Dumb Ass. Big D, big A. You may be allergic to the vaccine, you may have had Guillain Barre, in which case I will cut you some slack. But if you don’t have those conditions and you work in health care and you don’t get a vaccine for one of the following reasons, you are a dumb ass.
Do you have a habit of taking a z-pack 3 days into your viral URI? Do you work in a hospital or health care setting? Do you have a colon?