Identifying the QT interval (QTI) is a very important part of 12-Lead EKG interpretation. Here are some quick tips to help you quickly interpret the QTI in the field. Continue reading “Cardiology: Interpreting QT Interval”
Pediatric Resuscitation Tool [Template]
Today on the radio, I heard “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by Straight No Chaser (Best Christmas Song EVER!), and I was hit with a little extra Christmas cheer. So please accept my Pediatric Resuscitation Tool as an early Christmas gift from me to you! This document provides volume doses of important pediatric drugs and is fully editable to fit your local protocols. You can access the download here.
Don’t forget to share this little bit o’ Christmas cheer with all of your friends!
It has often been said that the smartest people don’t know everything, they simply know how to access the information they need, when they need it. Check out these 5 outstanding medical apps that make my life easier, and will probably do the same for you. Continue reading “5 Awesome Medical Apps You Probably Didn’t Know About”
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.”
An important thing to remember when assessing your patients, is that low blood pressure is not shock. On that same token, high blood pressure does not rule out shock. I’m sure that everyone has probably heard that tachycardia may be one of the first indicators of shock… but what else can tell us? Enter the shock index. Continue reading “Is your patient in occult shock?”