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5 Fast Facts Friday
Welcome to the very first edition of 5 Fast Facts Friday! This is a segment that will become available every Friday, and will include, just as the name implies, five fast facts. There may be a theme to this weekly post, or it may include five completely random puffs of FOAM. My goal with Ditch Doc EM has been to keep each post as brief as possible, but you can be sure that 5F³ will be faster than the ticker of a WPW patient on cocaine! Continue reading “5 Fast Facts Friday”
Reading the MAP without a compass.
Knowing your patient’s Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) is far more important than their blood pressure. This is because MAP represents the average arterial pressure during an entire cardiac cycle. Here’s some MAP basics to get your neurons firing! Continue reading “Reading the MAP without a compass.”