Browsing: January 2016

On Being the Best The first-ever Emergency Medicine Wellness Week™ was observed this January. It was a good opportunity to take stock of wellness on a personal, program-based, and profession-wide lev
Out of Ativan?! The Drug Shortage Crisis in the U.S. Emergency departments across the United States have felt the effects of the growing and constantly changing list of nationwide drug shortages. The
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Freak Out or Chill Out? Nothing terrifies a parent more than watching their child go limp or struggle to breathe. The term “apparent life threatening event,” or ALTE, was established in 1986 by the
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Toxic Shock Syndrome A 36-year-old man presents to the emergency department (ED) with altered mental status. Family reveals no significant medical history outside of recurrent epistaxis and a progres
Board Review Questions: January 2016 Provided by PEER VIII. PEER (Physician's Evaluation and Educational Review in Emergency Medicine) is ACEP's gold standard in self-assessment and educational revie
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The EMS Handoff: A Critical Time for Critical Improvement In the middle of a busy shift, you are hastily beckoned to a new patient's room just as he has begun to seize. Your patient is an 8-year-old-
Diagnose this Rash The Patient A 54-year-old female presents to the emergency department with a rash on her hands and legs that has progressed over the past day. She reports having used Lysol to clea
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Management and Treatment of Septic Abortion A 21-year-old female with no past medical history is brought to the emergency department complaining of abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding for the past da
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Urinary Tract Infections From the July 2014 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department.” Reprinted with permission. To ac