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Ten Tips for Better Presentations – Part 1

St. Emlyn's

St.Emlyn's - Emergency Medicine #FOAMed Presentation skills - what are they and why do we need to have them? This post covers the things to consider before you even open any presentation software. The post Ten Tips for Better Presentations – Part 1 appeared first on St.Emlyn's.

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Prehospital "Altered mental status and hypotension due to probable DKA" (everyone must know this ECG diagnosis)

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

A patient presented with hypotension and altered mental status and presumption of DKA. As the medics arrived, they handed me this ECG: What medication did I call for IMMEDIATELY when I saw this? This is obviously severe hyperkalemia and the patient is near cardiac arrest. The medics had no idea. I called for 2 grams of Calcium Chloride. There was no IV access, so we obtained intraosseous (IO) access, but she arrested before we could give her all the calcium.