Month: March 2017

Seriously, just Kalm Down!

Following on from my previous post on managing the agitated patient… Now that we know that these patients are sick, and we know why we need MICA support, we will have a look at some practical tips for managing the extremely agitated patient. First of all, we probably need to know what we are looking for

Triaging Triage ECGs

I’ve spent nine years working in an emergency department, which means I’ve also spent nine years performing electrocardiograms at triage. With a couple thousand waiting-room ECGs under my belt, I’ve noticed a few things: A lot of ECGs are ordered at triage. Many of them are performed on low-risk patients. Very few of those ECGs