Category Archives: Neurology and Psychiatry

Are Orthostatic Vital Signs Helpful in the ED?

There is some confusion, disagreement, and misunderstanding surrounding orthostatic vitals in the ED. Older patients have a high rate of incidentally-found positive orthostatic vital signs, typically because of heart-rate changes. So emergency physicians may be reluctant to request orthostatics. However, … Continue reading

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How to Reverse Oral Anticoagulants

The number of new oral anticoagulants has grown dramatically in the last few years. And with that growth has come the need for new reversal agents. Reversing anticoagulation in patients with acute intra-cranial hemorrhages can be complex and dependent on … Continue reading

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Diagnosing and Managing Delirium in Older Adults

Welcome to GEMCAST! In this inaugural episode, first published 09/2015, Kevin Biese talks us through some practical tips for preventing, identifying, and managing delirium in older adults in the Emergency Department. Delirium is incredibly common among older adults in the … Continue reading

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