Anaphylaxis (+/- Laryngospasm)

This case is written by Dr. Donika Orlich. She is a staff physician practising in the Greater Toronto Area. She completed her Emergency Medicine training at McMaster University and also completed a fellowship in Simulation and Medical Education. Why it Matters Anaphylaxis is a fairly frequent presentation to the ED. However, severe anaphylaxis requiring multiple … Continue reading Anaphylaxis (+/- Laryngospasm)

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