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VTE Prophylaxis in TBI

A 32 year old male is admitted to your trauma ICU after a head on motor vehicle collision. He was intubated in the resuscitation unit for altered mental status and was found to have bilateral subdural hematomas as well as a traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage.  At this point, the patient does …

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Bad brain, good lungs… Right?

A 60 y/o male with a history of HTN, CAD, and polysubstance abuse presents to the ED with acute altered mental status followed by a generalized seizure.  He is intubated for airway protection, and his vital signs are as follows: T: 38.5      P: 120-130   BP:  [210 – …