Browsing: June 2017

All About the Benjamins: What You Must Know About MACRA MACRA is going to bring about change whether providers are ready for it or not. The process in which health care providers and hospitals are re
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Protecting the Protectors: Physician Roles in Tactical Emergency Medicine Support Just before 9 pm on a warm July evening in Dallas, gunfire rang out during a protest. As civilians ran, the men and w
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Angela Siler Fisher, MD, FACEP Name/credentials: Angela Siler Fisher, MD, FACEP; @afishermd @TeamMaveRx Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Residency: Christiana Care Health
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Everyone Else Ends Up Paying the Price Every 1% increase in uninsured leads to a $20 increase in ER bills for privately insured. "When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medi
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Medical Simulation 102: Introduction to Simulation in EM Residency The goal for simulation is not task completion but optimization. Medical simulation was first formalized with roots in military medi
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The Crucible of Medicine: Reflections on Becoming a Doctor I entered the third year of medical school with great excitement. I was finally out of the classroom and seeing real patients, connecting w
ECG Challenge - June 2017 Case. A 54-year-old woman presents with weakness, poor appetite, and weight loss for several days. She also reports profuse non-bloody diarrhea. Vital signs are unremarkable
Tough Calls: Prehospital Termination of Resuscitation Paramedics are on scene with a 65-year-old male who had a witnessed cardiac arrest (CA). CPR was not started until EMS arrived, and they have bee
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Take-Home Naloxone: Preventing Death in an Era of Abuse The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, resulting in a significant increase in overdose deaths.1 From 2000 to 2014, there was
Dual Defibrillation: The Achilles' Heel of Refractory V-Fib? Proposed theories as to why DD may be efficacious include the delivery of more energy to overcome the defibrillation threshold as well as