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Monday, June 27, 2022

Sore Throat

REBEL Core Cast - Basics of EM - By Ellsworth Wright
Take Home Points
  • Look for the red flags – fever, drooling, neck stiffness, toxic ingestion, uvula deviation, voice changes
  • Steroids help with swelling
  • Obtain CT soft tissue neck for concerning presentations
  • Don’t be a cowboy/cowgirl – get consultants involved early – ENT/Anes/OMFS
  • Make sure you repeat vital signs prior to discharge – if patient remains tachycardic, think about myocarditis