Sins of Admission

Sins of Admission

The Business of EM

Whistleblower cases see massive payouts, with more litigation pending

Throwing Stones

Throwing Stones

Night Shift

Let’s just not be guilty of breaking the windows while throwing rocks at each other

Pro/Con

Pro/Con

Great Debates

‘Unnecessary’ testing

Hail to the Chief

Hail to the Chief

Report

Highlights from the AMA House of Delegates annual meeting

Beating the Burnout Blues

Beating the Burnout Blues

Director's Corner

It’s getting harder for me to wake up every day excited to go to work in the ED

As Marijuana Access Grows, so do Concerns Over Unintended Pediatric Exposures

As Marijuana Access Grows, so do Concerns Over Unintended Pediatric Exposures

Tox Call

Pediatric exposures are up, but adverse effects are low

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Admit RMFor one physician group, the question of whether to admit or observe certain patients turned into a fierce legal battle on a national scale. After the testimony of a few key whistleblowers, huge settlements were paid and more litigation is pending.

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Mark Plaster 90x90One of the most memorable scenes in the movie Jerry Maguire is when Tom Cruise comes to Cuba Gooding Jr. in the locker room and gives his desperate “Help me help you” speech. When Gooding finally erupts in laughter and Cruise starts to walk away, the camera pans back to Gooding, who says, “Oh come on Jerry, you think we’re fighting and I think we’re finally talking!.” I’ve tried to reference this scene with my wife when we have been locked in an argument before, but it doesn’t seem to land.

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Tests RMIn March, AEM published a study that made waves for claiming that 97% of physician respondents acknowledged ordering unnecessary tests. While to some this was much-needed confirmation of the pressures placed on EPs, others felt it to be an irresponsibly vague use of terms.

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Stack RMHighlights from the AMA House of Delegates annual meeting

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Crash Cart Logo NewThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors and practicing physician guests. This week: Telemedicine may change how doctor's respond to medical emergencies on planes. Plus, antiobiotics over appendectomy for appendicitis?

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match RMMore than half of the professionals I treat in my psychiatric practice suffer from some level of job burnout. Interestingly, most professionals don’t recognize burnout but instead complain of anxiety, depression, or substance abuse.

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Management

Burnout RMDear Director: It’s getting harder for me to wake up every day excited to go to work in the ED. I just don’t like what’s happening in the department. I’m not sure I can continue for another 15 years. What do I do?

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Toxicology

MJ brown RMInitial studies suggest that pediatric exposures are up, but adverse effects are low

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Oh Henry

Greg-Henry-BW-enews-squareDear ACEP leadership: As our national meeting approaches, continue to lean into honest, transparent debate, no matter the cost. Popularity is transient. Vision is not.

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Crash Cart Logo NewThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors and practicing physician guests. This week: Can an app connect CPR responders to nearby heart attack victims? Plus, an unlikely partnership forms to address the needs of ED super-users.

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Financial Consult

Rich Slow RMThe punishing nature of shift work added to daunting student loan debt can make any emergency physician feel uncertain about their financial future. But with a little pre-planning, you can set yourself up for financial freedom.

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Triage RMWe need to create EDs where the first priority is making the patient comfortable, not filling out onerous triage questionnaires.

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Charles ReeceQueuing theory models offer a telling look at what makes the emergency department grind to a halt.

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Ultrasound

POC RMHow POC ultrasound can be of special benefit to ill or injured children

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Crash Cart Logo NewThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors and practicing physician guests. This week: Did Texas just kill telemedicine? Plus: What if emergency vehicles could turn every red light to green?

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Toxicology

Cipro RMBefore you travel abroad this summer, familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of Ciprofloxacin. Plus: Which popular travel destinations have tap water that is safe to drink? Take the quiz… then pack accordingly.

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R and J RMA look back on the trailblazers of emergency medicine radio.

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Tintinalli RMToday’s healthcare environment has put emergency medicine against the ropes. The next generation of emergency physicians needs to be ready to get involved, fighting for our patients and our specialty.  

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1950s RMSixty years ago, emergency medicine had not been invented, and no true emergency physicians were in practice. A heralded speech and its publication by Robert H. Kennedy, a concerned senior surgeon brought attention to problems in the emergency room, but at the same time created a label – “weakest link” – that would hang with emergency medicine for decades.

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