SASEM-NEWSLETTER-NO.3

SASEM-NEWSLETTER-NO.3

Table of Contents

TRAINING FOR MCI’s: WHAT DO WE KNOW?

Dr. Hussain Alhashem Introduction MCI is short for “multiple (or mass) casualty incidents.” Mass casualty incidents are defined as “incidents that cause casualties and overwhelm the medical response system in ...
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Heat Emergencies

By Dr. Sumit Patel and Dr. Danya Khoujah Introduction Heat emergencies comprise a continuum of disease processes ranging from minor and self-limited to life-threatening, such as heat stroke. Their incidence ...
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Pearls and Pitfalls in Early Pregnancy Evaluation

By Dr. Abdalmohsen Ababtain A 21 year-old female presents to the Emergency Department (ED) with lower abdominal pain and vaginal spotting for one day. She is vitally stable and well ...
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THE TRACE

By Dr.Leen Alblaihed & Dr. Ali Farzad A 65-year-old male presents to the ED with diarrhea and generalized fatigue, and weakness. The following ECG was obtained. What is the diagnosis? ...
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FOREIGN BODY ULTRASOUND

By Dr. Ammar Ismail Introduction Accurately diagnosing and reliably managing retained soft tissue foreign bodies (FBs) can be challenging, especially when the foreign body are radiolucent. The complications associated with ...
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Let’s Say Goodbye to Backboards!

By: Dr. Mahmoud Alsomali Backboards are extrication devices, and a hard surface for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. However, they have never been proven to provide spinal protection. The current practice of ...
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To Follow the clinical Decision Rules or to CT the C-Spine

By Dr. Shahd Rowaihy & Dr. Kholoud Babkair In the usually busy shift, a young gentleman, who was driving at a speed of 100km/h, with no seat built, presented to ...
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