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Podcast #237: Tetanus in the ED

Author: Rachel Beham, PharmD, Advanced Clinical Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine Educational Pearls Tetanus Ig is indicated in those who have no or unknown tetanus vaccination history who present with contaminated cuts that or dirty puncture wounds The tetanus vaccine is a 5 shot series (DTAP) for children, TDAP is used for adults There is no…

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Podcast #234: ER Discharge and Mortality

Author: Pete Bakes, M.D. Educational Pearls One of the roles of the ER provider is to discharge patients only after life-threatening conditions have been ruled out. However, some patients that are discharged from the ED die within days of their discharge. One recent study sought to investigate the factors and diagnoses associated with death within…

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