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Thoracic Trauma: Rib Fractures

By: Elizabeth Wallace, MD Broken Ribs? Who cares? Many trauma victims sustain injuries to their ribs, but these are an afterthought to the initial resuscitation. Providers correctly focus on the ABCs, along with major organ injury or extremity deformity, at the expense... Continue Reading →

Sepsis 1.0

By: William Baker, MD Sepsis pearls regarding the CMS bundle "SEP-1" Severe sepsis: (per SEP-1) All three within 6 hours of each other Documentation of a suspected infection (not just the dx) Two or more SIRS criteria Temperature >38.3 C or <36.0... Continue Reading →

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