GI Bleeds

All right folks, the chief complaint we all know and love: “rectal bleeding”. It may strike fear in your heart or bring you comfort in its algorithmic approach. However, GI bleeds can present in a variety of ways from the “sick” to “not sick”. So, grab your GUAIAC cards and let’s get started. UPPER GI

Screen record your slideshow

Scott Heinrich created a video showing you how to use QuickTime Player (included with every Mac) to do a screen recording of your computer. You can display your slides (PowerPoint or Google Slides on full screen mode) and narrate your talk. When the record is done, we can upload it to YouTube. We’re working on

Online Didactics

This series of posts covers how we’ll move our didactics from live in-person sessions to online in response to COVID-19 changes. Zoom basics Activate your Rush Zoom account (do this first) Getting Zoom running on your smartphone Joining a Zoom meeting from a link emailed to you Creating content Making online videos on a Mac

Joining a Zoom Meeting

This post is part of a series on how to create an online didactics curriculum for our residency education during the COVID-19 crisis. Once you have Zoom downloaded and have signed in on your laptop or your smartphone, This post looks at how to log into a meeting using a link supplied. There are two

Setting up your smartphone for Zoom

This post is part of a series on how to create an online didactics curriculum for our residency education during the COVID-19 crisis.  In the previous post, we went over how to set up Zoom on your laptop using your Rush credentials. I recommend you do that first and then come back to this post,

5 minute Journal Club: shocking Norepi use

Author: Dr. Collin Wulff, DO Study Question: Does early low-dose norepinephrine improve shock control in those with sepsis with hypotension? Design: Mostly good buzzwords here; single center, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled clinical trial, smallish study (310 total). The study group received a fairly low dose of norepi infusion (0.05 mcg/kg/min). The primary outcome was not

New Kid on The HyperK Block… Lokelma

Lokelma (Zirconium Cyclosilicate) I’m sure everyone has seen our new friend, Lokelma, on the Rush hyperkalemia order set. Thought it would be fun to do a blog post to discuss our new medication. Also have quick blurbs about our friend, Kayexalate, as well as a small summary on Veltassa (Patiromer) that you may see used