http://www.medschool.lsuhsc.edu/emergency_medicine/critical_concepts_rotation.aspx. CRITICAL CONCEPTS LSU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SENIOR ROTATION 2012-13. WELCOME TO CRITICAL CONCEPTS. ROTATION OBJECTIVES:
CRITICAL CONCEPTSLSU SCHOOL OF MEDICINESENIOR ROTATION 2012-13
JUNE 5, 2013
“Is there a doctor on the plane?
A 63 year old woman traveling alone in first began shouting incoherently and wandering around about ten minutes ago. Suddenly, she slumps forward and becomes unresponsive.
The flight attendant hands you a medical bag. You are able to feel a weak radial pulse at approximately 110 beats/minute and note a respiratory rate of 8 breaths/minute.
JULY 1, 2013
When suddenly … your pager goes off …
A 60 year old man admitted to the floor got up to go to the restroom. Suddenly, he fell back into bed and became unresponsive.
The floor nurse goes out to find a code cart. You are able to feel a weak radial pulse at approximately 120 beats/minute and note a respiratory rate of 10 breaths/minute.
October 10, 2013
You are on your EM rotation on a busy night shift when …
EMS brings in a 57 year old man who was an unrestrained driver in a rollover MVC with multiple cars. He was not responsive at the scene.
Vital signs in the ambulance were HR 115, BP 100/60, and RR 10. All of the EM residents are busy working up the other cars’ passengers.
VITAL SIGNS = CRITICAL IMPORTANCE
A – airway evaluation
This is fun!
(consider yourselves acting interns)
*TICU students – please contact fellows for time/place to meet prior to starting the week