DKA

This case is written by Dr. Lindsey McMurray. She is a PGY4 Emergency Medicine resident from the University of Toronto who is currently doing a Resuscitation and Reanimation fellowship at Queen’s University. Why it Matters DKA is a physiologically complex disorder. Thanks to excellent research and protocolization of care, certain components of DKA care have been … Continue reading DKA

Procedural Sedation with Laryngospasm

This case is written by Dr. Kyla Caners from McMaster University. Dr. Caners is a PGY5 Emergency Medicine resident and one of the Editors-in-Chief at EMSimCases. Why it Matters Laryngospasm is a rare complication of procedural sedation (typically with ketamine). Patients desaturate quickly and require immediate, life-saving interventions. It is important for physicians to practice and … Continue reading Procedural Sedation with Laryngospasm

CAH with adrenal crisis

This case is written by Dr. Quang Ngo from McMaster University. Dr. Ngo is a pediatric emergency physician in Hamilton, ON and one of the advisory board members at EMSimCases. Why it Matters This cases highlights three crucial management steps for a toxic neonate: Maintaining a broad differential diagnosis (including hypoglycemia, sepsis, metabolic/cardiac conditions) Consideration of hypoglycemia as … Continue reading CAH with adrenal crisis