Daniel is a Knowledge Geek and an Emergency Physician at Mayo Clinic Rochester currently living in Rochester, Minnesota. His interests range from Emergency Medicine to Artificial Intelligence, and lots of things in between, like Design, Education, Time Travel, Stoicism, Stochastics and Complex Systems.


16 Bits of Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a relatively common and potentially lethal emergency. Current definitions highlight the presence of allergic and allergic-like reactions with end organ damage. Diagnosis can be difficult, but present guidelines (FAAN) focus on sensitivity above specificity. The main aspects of management are early recognition and early epinephrine. First line treatment is intramuscular epinephrine, fluids and positioning. In refractory cases, increasing dose of epinephrine, norepinephrine, vasopressin, glucagon, methilene blue and ECMO are considerations. Patients with airway compromise require advanced management. Disposition depends on severity and access to follow-up. An epinephrine auto-injector is necessary. Biphasic reactions are rare but real, with unclear incidence.



This session brings together a panel of educators with a track record of innovation and design in medical education. The panel wil explore the past, present and most importantly the future of how we will teach and learn critical care. We will explore the future changing role of the medical educator from one of information delivery and assessment to co-learner and developer. Will new technologies really change education or simply form adjuncts to traditional learning models. Get involved and tweet your questions to #SMACCMedEd

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