Frank Sabatino

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Any delivery in the emergency department is considered a precipitous birth and is an anxiety-producing event. Many deliveries proceed without incident. However, the emergency physician must be prepared for several dreaded scenarios, such as nuchal cord, shoulder dystocia, and breech birth. This article reviews the basics, complications, and management of(More)
Regional nerve blocks of the face are important skills every emergency physician ought to know. Facial anesthesia improves cosmetic outcomes, reduces pain, and improves patient satisfaction. Understanding the anatomy of the head and face is essential to the application of regional anesthesia, and this anatomy will be reviewed in depth. By completion of this(More)
At times, it seems as though every hospital, hospital association, philanthropic foundation and major corporation in the United States is involved in the quality movement in health care. The explosion of quality measurement initiatives that began in the 1980s is continuing apace, with earlier programs being expanded, enhanced, modified and replicated(More)