Molly K. Estes, MD FACEP FAAEM: No financial relationships to disclose
Hematologic/Oncologic emergencies are infrequently occurring conditions, depending on the patient population you work with. However, when they do occur, they are absolutely essential to be identified and managed properly otherwise we run the risk of making the patient’s condition exponentially worse. By remembering a few key points, any EM physician can feel confident in their ability to face whatever the shift might throw their way.
• Identify nuances involved in treating hemophiliacs including appropriate factor replacement
• Determine how to diagnose and treat patients presenting with neutropenic fever
• Actively manage the oncologic emergencies of tumor lysis syndrome and hyperviscosity syndrome