Hospital Care of Homeless Patients

Homeless patients can add extra layers of complexities to hospital care. Dr. Joe Mega provides perspective about the needs of our patients experiencing homelessness and how healthcare professionals can care for them more effectively.

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The COVID Episode: What Do We Know Now?

We’re a year into the pandemic and, as a nurse, I’m curious: what have we learned are the best practices for treating COVID in the hospital? I sat down with a returning guest, Dr. Cyrus Shariat, an intensivist, and asked him about COVID pathophysiology, management of respiratory failure, medications, and risk of thromboembolism. 

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Atrial Fibrillation Management and a Peak Into the Cath Lab

Dr. Megan Coylewright, interventional cardiologist, and Danielle Durfey, cath lab RN, sit down with me to talk about atrial fibrillation (AF) management including rate v. rhythm control, anticoagulants, and the Watchmanâ„¢ device.

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Intensivist Interview: Acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal syndrome

Intoxicated patients in ED and alcohol withdrawal syndrome — Dr. Natalie Htet and I bust some myths about caring for drunk patients in emergency as well as dive into the complexities of alcohol withdrawal.

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Intensivist Interview: Chronic diseases and conditions related to alcohol use

Ataxia, GI bleeds, ascites, jaundice… patient’s with long term, heavy alcohol consumption can have head-to-toe problems. Dr. Natalie Htet, emergency physician and intensivist, and I go over the expected assessment findings of the ETOH patient, what to look out for, and long-term management of alcoholic cirrhosis.

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Hospitalist Interview: Potassium Replacement and Inpatient Hypertension

Dr. Ronald Matuszak, hospitalist, and I discuss the ins and outs of potassium replacement and uncover that potassium replacement protocols are not often indicated. We also discuss the overtreatment of inpatient hypertension and how doctors and nurses can safely, if at all, lower a patient’s blood pressure in a hospital setting.

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