We went over the steps for performing a paracentesis today. Here are some slides with reminders on what to do!
For academic half day, we reviewed acids & bases. Here is the framework we went over as well as a few examples putting it into practice
Today, we had a patient with undiagnosed HIV who presented with fever, cough, SOB and found to have pneumocystis pneumonia
Today, we talked about management of atrial fibrillation! We reviewed that rate & rhythm control had similar mortality rates and aiming for a HR goal of 110 was non-inferior to HR goal of 80. We talked about 2 risk calculators for anticoagulation and that DOACs have been shown to be non-inferior to warfarin for patients with low CHADsVASC
For intern academic half day, we reviewed a framework for approaching EKGs! Remember, 3 categories with 3 things each!
Today, we had a patient with a significant smoking & alcohol history & GERD who presented with progressive dysphagia (solids then liquids) and ultimately found to have Esophageal SCC
Today, we had a pt who presented with decompensated heart failure complicated by HTN emergency that developed flash pulmonary edema
Today we had a case of TB Pleural effusions and recognized how difficult it can be to diagnose
Today, we discussed hyperkalemic emergencies and the indications/contraindications for each treatment
Today we discussed a case of a middle aged man with diabetes and hyperlipidemia who presented with subacute viral illness and acute pressure like chest pain, found to have COVID19, and on EKG with ST elevation in lateral leads with 80% LAD occlusion on cardiac cath, as well as DKA.