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Imagine arriving at the bedside of a patient who has taken a massive overdose of a tricyclic. Though you are well trained and utterly prepared to treat the wide complex tachycardia that appears before your eyes, your Pyxis is bare and there is no bicarb to be had. Luckily, all you have to do is calculate the equivalent millimoles of sodium found in a “Hot Salt” formulation and give that. Or, keep reading for tips and tricks to avoid the math and find an easier alternative.
“Prepare for the unexpected” might be the understatement of the year when considering the ups and downs of learning and working through a pandemic. But for Emergency Medicine residents and fellows, it’s also the enduring theme of Disaster Day, one of the most eye-opening educational exercises of this pandemic year—or any year for that matter.