Scientific Assembly Wrap Up and Sepsis Panel Discussion
For those of you who weren’t able to attend the ACEP Critical Care Section Meeting, you missed a great example of the rich history and membership of our section—and a wonderful educational discussion. As we have done for a few years now, our section meeting Tuesday afternoon covered the business happenings over the previous year, including introductions, updates from the Chairs, representatives, elections, and a discussion of issues related to boarding. For those of us who remember, the discussions from not many years back revolved around whether we as emergency physicians would ever have a path to legitimate board certification within the house of medicine. This year, the discussions were entirely around when emergency medicine would form an autonomous independent pathway to board certification. How far we’ve come in such a short time!Read More »
A 56 yr old patient was seen in the ED with a HR of 115, RR of 24; BP of 120/65 and complaints of not feeling well, malaise and upper respiratory symptoms. Patient’s lactate was 4.5. The ED physician called the intensivist for admission within 30 mins of patient arrival as the ED was busy and he had concerns that the patient showed signs of septic shock; he wanted to avoid over-crowding and improve patient throughput. The intensivist was none too happy as the ICU had several sick patients and he thought that this patient could be resuscitated in the ED and admitted to the floor/ intermediate care unit. Read More »
Dates to Remember
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