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Guideline Watch

Surviving Sepsis Campaign Updates Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock

This revision of the 2012 guidelines focuses on early management in adults.

Consensus Guidelines for Calcium Channel Blocker Poisoning

A step-wise, symptom-based approach begins with observation for asymptomatic patients and runs through extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for those in arrest.

Guidelines for Imaging and Transfusion in Trauma

Early, whole-body computed tomography is emphasized; crystalloid is discouraged.

In Practice

What’s Your Sign(out)? Free

Harrison Reed, PA-C, discusses key concepts and pitfalls of patient handoff between clinicians, and solicits ideas on successful approaches to the process, in this week's In Practice blog post.

Medical News

Cellulitis Often Misdiagnosed in ED Free

Cellulitis is often misdiagnosed in the emergency department, leading to unnecessary healthcare spending, suggests a JAMA Dermatology study.