'Hey Doc, I Just Can't Pee'

'Hey Doc, I Just Can't Pee'

Ultrasound

You’ve got a seemingly straightforward complaint. Should you reach for your Foley or your ultrasound probe?

So EHRs Don’t Hurt Patient Sat or Throughput. Next?

So EHRs Don’t Hurt Patient Sat or Throughput. Next?

Measuring EHR Effectiveness

EHR usability needs to improve, but we need to focus on patient safety issues 

EHRs Are Inevitable, Yet Studies Still Pose Serious Questions

EHRs Are Inevitable, Yet Studies Still Pose Serious Questions

Measuring EHR Effectiveness

We’re seeing a dramatic increase in testing and a shocking amount of physician time being spent on electronic medical records

DEA Shifts Hydrocodone to Schedule II

DEA Shifts Hydrocodone to Schedule II

Fed’s Clamp Down on Hydrocodone

A good pill is hard to find - The reclassification of hydrocodone may make some EPs reluctant to prescribe it

When Ebola Shows Up At Your ED

When Ebola Shows Up At Your ED

Facts and Risk Levels

"Hey Dr T! We’ve got an Ebola suspect in room 64 for you. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through this."

The Ocular Anticholinergic Crisis

The Ocular Anticholinergic Crisis

Tox Call

A startling episode with an inconsolable, hallucinating two year old highlights a rare ocular emergency

Prophylactic Antibiotics for Epistaxis

Prophylactic Antibiotics for Epistaxis

Where’s the Evidence?

While the majority of cases do not require medical attention, epistaxis remains a common presenting complaint in the ED

Upstairs Downstairs

Upstairs Downstairs

Director's Corner

How many clinical shifts does your chair need to work in order to stay current with the department?

Sudden Illness After Dental Procedure

Sudden Illness After Dental Procedure

Visual Dx

A 28-year-old male presents to the ED with a chief complaint of chest pain, coughing and shortness of breath

Five-Year-Old With Dysuria, Abdominal Pain and Incontinence

Five-Year-Old With Dysuria, Abdominal Pain and Incontinence

Soundings

New patient is a 5-year-old male with a history of recurrent UTIs

Bicep Tendon Rupture

Bicep Tendon Rupture

The Popeye Sign

A 45-year-old-male presents with sudden onset of pain and significant swelling to his right arm

Leaving Las Vegas... Hopefully

Leaving Las Vegas... Hopefully

By Greg Henry, MD

Notes on the human condition, the laws of thermodynamics, and spandex

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Ultrasound

Image 1 RMYou’ve got a seemingly straightforward complaint. Should you reach for your Foley or your ultrasound probe?

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Genes RMEHR usability needs to improve, but we need to focus on patient safety issues rather than waste time complaining about click counts or citing flawed research

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Bukata RMAs studies emerge regarding the implementation of electronic medical records in emergency departments, we’re seeing a dramatic increase in testing and a shocking amount of physician time being spent on data entry. 

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This post should be required reading for every physician in this country. A physician finds a document on a chair in his hospital executive's waiting room and reads through it, then realizes it is a manifesto on how to disempower physicians and put... Read more
 
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Hydrocodone RMA good pill is hard to find. The reclassification of hydrocodone may make some EPs reluctant to prescribe it. What you need to know about the Fed’s recent clamp down on this front line ED pain med.

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Tintinalli in Tyvek Suit 90x90Something looked amiss. Three guys from ID were standing at the front desk of our lower acuity area, serious-smiling at me as I walked in for my shift. "Hey Dr T! We’ve got an Ebola suspect in room 64 for you. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through this."

 

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Crashcart RMEPM presents a weekly rundown of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week, we look at stories comparing CT to ultrasound for finding kidney stones to the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

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White Coat's Call Room
More updated from around the web at my other blog at DrWhiteCoat.com Study in the journal Pediatrics shows that about 10,000 children are hospitalized each year for accidental medication ingestions. Three quarters of those hospitalizations involved 1 o... Read more
 
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White Coat's Call Room
Don't have as much time to do it as I used to, but I still post additional updates over at DrWhiteCoat.com if you're looking for more medical news from around the web. Enterovirus 68 is confirmed in seven states. Worried parents bring children to emerg... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
Think a patient is faking alcohol withdrawal tremors? Yeah. There's an app for that. Canadian researchers develop app that uses iPod's built-in accelerometer to determine whether or not tremors are more than seven cycles per second. 75% of true alcohol wi... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
Good news is that the number of medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania is decreasing. Bad news is that if you practice medicine in the Philadelphia area, you've got a big target painted on your back. Philadelphia accounts for only 12 percent of the sta... Read more
 

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