Browsing: February 2018

The Impact of EMS: What EMS Can Teach Medical Students about Patient Care Over the hum of the diesel engine, a call came through the radio: “131…We have a Code 3: 25-year-old white female, possible h
Step 1/COMLEX | Exam Survival Guide Congratulations! Welcome to one of the most exciting times of your medical school career: preparing for your first big exams. Although it may not seem like it now,
Health Policy Journal Club: 30 Million Outside the “Golden Hour” Certain communities appear cut off from the nation’s best trauma care. In the U.S., cohesive trauma systems began to coalesce in the 1
Lessons on Burnout from a Fire Chief When the fire of residency is burning you up, remember to stay calm, stay low, keep your head up, and focus on what matters most.   It was a dark, calm night at t
Robert Suter, DO, MHA, FACEP, FAAEM, FACOEP-D, FIFEM Medical School: Des Moines University Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center Current Position: Emergency Medicine Consultant (USAR) to the Surgeon
Capnography: Monitoring Asthma Patients Asthma is a common complaint among patients presenting to emergency departments, with approximately 2 million ED visits annually for asthma exacerbation in the
Diagnose this Condition The Case. A 43-year-old man presented to the ED with a 3-week history of a rash in a C7 dermatomal pattern that was burning and painful in nature. The rash began 3 weeks prior
Program Director Interview Series: Linda Regan, MD, FACEP | Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency Program Linda Regan, MD, FACEP, is the program director at Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency
EMRA Journal Club: Intravenous Lidocaine for ED Patients with Renal Colic Renal colic affects 12% of people worldwide and recurs at a rate of 50%.1 First line therapy for management of pain associate
Cultural and Ethical Barriers Cultural disparities and reactions may seem confusing to many physicians and volunteers. One evening, while practicing in a rural Ugandan emergency department (ED), I wa