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The Rescue Task Force model of care represents an emerging standard of operations in response to high-threat mass casualty incidents. Distinct from the TEMS model, RTF care incorporates "street-level"
It's becoming more common to use thromboelastography and rotational thromboelastometry in the ED. What's your comfort level with TEG and ROTEM?
One of the worst flu seasons in recent years sent patients to the ED in droves. It also focused attention on oseltamivir's efficacy and safety in various populations. Is it safe for children? Adults?
There are no hard and fast rules for therapeutic thoracentesis in the ED setting but there are some accepted best practices.
Repeated Valsalva maneuvers - like forcefully exuberant cheering - may not be the most common cause of Hamman's Syndrome, but it can happen.
Signs of posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocations can be subtle, but this condition is a true orthopedic emergency. Are you prepared to perform a reduction in the ED if necessary?
Two techniques are currently used for guidewire insertion during central venous catheterization: introducer needle and angiocatheter over an introducer needle. Is one technique better than the other?
Hepatorenal and hepatopulmonary syndromes can be easy to diagnose in the ED, and proper management can significantly impact morbidity and mortality downstream.
Emergency physicians need to know what types of injuries can result from explosions. Start by understanding the 4 categories of blast injuries.