Reuben Strayer from empdates.com is our guest to discuss proper dosing of ketamine. Take home message: At very low dose, you get analgesia with minimal effect on perception and emotion. At a very high dose, you’re going to get dissociation. In between high and low doses, you don’t know what kid of response you’re going to get. […]
An unruly, intoxicated and violent patient rolls into the ED. The situation and the patient are both in need of control. How do you go manage the situation?
Bath salts (not the kind you put in the tub) and synthetic marijuana – agitated delirium, kidney failure, and death. The new drugs of abuse come with a high cost. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Bath_Salts_Podcast.output.mp3 Direct Download Leon Gussow from The Poison Review blog joins ERcast to give the low down on Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana. Links The […]
Suicide risk assessment in the emergency department is a challenging endeavor. Our training in residency is limited compared to the volume of mental health patients we see during our careers. This talk is designed to give emergency providers information and options in performing focused and thorough suicide risk assessments.