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The tPA Bleed

tPA bleeding isn’t the most high yield scenario for your clerkship, but it is a perfect case to review the physiology of hemostasis and also might save a life when you’re a resident or attending someday. 

Intro to tPA

tPA is currently the core treatment for ischemic stroke, and this week we will discuss some of the physiology on how this drug works as well as how to remember a VERY important list of tPA contraindications. 


In this episode we will discuss 5 major allopathic Emergency Medicine organizations in the US and the differences between them. 


There have been numerous changes recently in sepsis definitions. This is an update to our sepsis episode from last year. 

Neonatal Jaundice

Neonatal jaundice is a common complaint in pediatric emergency medicine and a very high yield topic for your test. Identify one of 3 causes of neonatal jaundice while keeping the bilirubin number low enough to avoid brain damage.

Abdominal Pain (Part 2)

It’s time to stop thinking in quadrants…

Match Week

Good luck!!!


When we get labs, we are usually getting a CBC as part of our testing. This week we will discuss what to do when the patient has a thrombocytopenia that you weren’t expecting.

Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting has a HUGE differential diagnosis but usually ends up being simple gastritis in the end. This week we will discuss a basic approach, treatment protocol, as well as to help out your attending.

Patients with Cirrhosis

We commonly see patients with advanced liver disease in the Emergency Department and we screen all of them for 5 common complications every time.

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