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Emergency Medical Minute

 

Sep 20, 2019

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Patients with psychiatric complaints are often complicated to disposition from the main ED, and many will require inpatient psychiatric stays
  • Some health systems have dedicated psychiatric ED’s that are specialized in taking care of these patients
  • For example, in...


Nov 23, 2018

Author: Don Stader, MD

Educational Pearls:

  • Recent study showed efficacy 5mg IM midazolam > 10mg IM olanzapine > 10mg IM haloperidol for quickly sedating an agitated patient
  • If you have access, ketamine intravenous is the fastest
  • Olanzapine should be used with caution in elderly patients because of its anticholinergic...


Jun 25, 2017

Podcast #221: Walking Corpse Syndrome

Author: Erik Verzemnieks, M.D.

Educational Pearls

  • Walking Corpse Syndrome (aka Cotard Delusion) is a very rare psychiatric disorder that leads to the belief that one is a “walking corpse”.
  • Often co-presents with depression, schizophrenia, and starvation.
  • Responds to...