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Podcast # 328: Sleep Deprivation

Author: Sam Killian, MD Educational Pearls: Insufficient sleep and disrupted circadian rhythms are a major health problem today Millions of dollars, thousands of deaths, and millions of ¬†injuries are related to sleep deprivation every year 56 billion dollars – 24,000 deaths – 2.5 million disabiling injuries related to a sleep-type deprivation Exxon valdez, challanger, chyrnobel…

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Podcast #243: Hypoglycemia

Author: Dylan Luyten, M.D. Educational Pearls Hypoglycemia is very common in type 2 diabetics, and is often caused by insulin overdose or missed meals. Knowing the peak time of action for common diabetes medications can help inform treatment and disposition. Regular insulin’s action peaks around 60 minutes. By the time most of these patients present…

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Podcast #237: Tetanus in the ED

Author: Rachel Beham, PharmD, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine Educational Pearls Tetanus Ig is indicated in those who have no or unknown tetanus vaccination history who present with contaminated cuts that or dirty puncture wounds The tetanus vaccine is a 5 shot series (DTAP) for children, TDAP is used for adults There is no…

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Podcast #234: ER Discharge and Mortality

Author: Pete Bakes, M.D. Educational Pearls One of the roles of the ER provider is to discharge patients only after life-threatening conditions have been ruled out. However, some patients that are discharged from the ED die within days of their discharge. One recent study sought to investigate the factors and diagnoses associated with death within…

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