Carolinas Core Concepts Core Concepts in EM; a repository for Carolinas lecture summaries.


Pericarditis / Myocarditis

  • Pediatric systolic blood pressure should be 70+ (age x 2)
    • Consider 90 + (age x 2) if you want to be more conservative
  • Change your initial fluid bolus to 10mL/kg if you are considering restrictive cardiac disease; watch carefully for signs of fluid overload!