@WUSTL_EM #EMConf #FOAMed Supplement No. 30

1. Core Content: Endocrine

- emDocs has all you ever wanted to know about DKA. Check out their posts on DKA resuscitation, myths in DKA management, and DKA in pediatric patients (with a focus on cerebral edema).

-emDocs also has the thyroid covered, with summaries of myxedema coma and thyroid storm.


2. Dealing With Racist Patients

- Start with the original piece from the New England Journal, available here as an open-access PDF.

- Don't miss this entry from Emergency Medicine Cases, a discussion of patient communication as a focus of patient-centered care.

- And another Emergency Medicine Case, this time focusing on communication with the difficult patient.


3. Hiking the Appalachian Trail

- To start, a brief Wilderness Medicine primer with links to Wilderness Medical Society resources, from LITFL.

- Don't let treating high-altitude sickness leave you breathless. Let the bright minds at LITFL break it down for you.

- Coming soon to a road or trail race near you: exercise-induced hyponatremia.

- Don't sweat it: emDocs has you covered when it comes to heat-related illness.

- Forget the Tox consult and bone up on snake envenomations (of the North American variety).


4. Critical Care Ultrasound

- From the Ultrasound Podcast, Part 1 and Part 2 of their 'cast on pericardial tamponade.

- Don't want to give away all the fun, but these three cases from Ultrasound of the Week might have some relevance to the topics covered by Enyo this week.


5. Gun Violence in St Louis

- A must-watch for any ED provider, Dr. Gary Slutkin's TED talk, in which he makes a case for treating gun violence as a contagious disease.

- From the BBC News, a piece entitled "The Delmar Divide," which really needs no explanation for anyone familiar with St. Louis.

- Find out what you can do to make a difference by visiting the homepage of Gun Violence as Public Health Crisis initiative from the Wash U Institute of Public Health.


Never stop learning,

C. Sam Smith