UOTW #69

The patient is a 32 year old male who has a history of IV drug use, presents as a transfer from an outside hospital (OSH) for sepsis. Was taken to the OSH with bouts of lethargy/AMS mixed with episodes of combativeness. Noted to be febrile, hypotensive. Given 5L NS and a dose of vancomycin PTA. […]

UOTW #52

This patient presents with a severely depressed mental status and hypotension. The following ultrasound was obtained after an effective treatment was initiated. What was the treatment?

UOTW #25

62 year old male presents with a history of HIV and chronic pericardial effusion presents with several days of worsening dizziness, shortness of breath and near syncope. Vitals: 142 75/35 24 98.4 98%RA. You are worried about cardiac tamponade, but are only able to obtain the following echo view. What can be measured to confirm […]


This is an 27 y/o male who complains of 1 week of progressive DOE, fatigue, dry cough and subjective fevers. No chest pain. Vitals: 74/34 110 99.4 92% RA.  Chest X-ray read per radiology: bilateral pneumonia.


This is a 52 year old female who presents with complaints of 3 days of weakness, nausea and vomiting. Denies chest pain or shortness of breath. Systolic blood pressure 72, Pulse 142.