- Ultrasound has utility in almost all ED patients and should be a cornerstone of both diagnosis and aiding in resuscitation for a critically ill patient (don't forget to document your images!)
- Utilize peak flow to trend patient's burden of illness in asthma exacerbations.
- Consider single/two dose regimens of dexamethasone as a viable alternative to a 5-day course of prednisone/prednisolone.
- Think about myiasis in a non-healing papule/plaque/ulcer in a patient coming from a tropical area. Treatment is skin biopsy with removal of larvae.
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