Night Shift

Night Shift

Shell Game

Are declining rates of inpatient utilization really a marker of success?

Soundings

Soundings

LUQ Pain: Another Use for Ultrasound

What does your ultrasound show?  Your waiting room continues to swell—what should you do next?  

See One, Do One

See One, Do One

Pigtail Insertion

A detailed guide for small-bore catheter insertion for the treatment of pneumothorax in the emergency department.

Rural Medicine

Rural Medicine

Flying Solo

Two cases highlight the challenges of practicing in rural, resource-limited settings, far from the academic centers where guidelines are drafted.

The Recruiter

The Recruiter

Hot Spots

Four tips for landing an emergency medicine job in one of the nation’s most competitive regions 

Clinical Focus

Clinical Focus

Post-Cardiac Arrest Care

From optimizing tissue oxygen delivery to preventing hyperthermia, an in-depth look at the care of the post-arrest patient

Clinical Focus

Clinical Focus

Take a HINTS

Say hello to the HINTS exam, a cheap, quick bedside test to help differentiate central from peripheral vertigo

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White Coat's Call Room
Ouch. Tree trimmer using chainsaw mistakes his neck for a branch and shows up in the ED with the chainsaw embedded into his neck and shoulder. Trauma surgeons removed the saw and the patient is expected to make a full recovery. You think eating all of ... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
Who makes more money over the course of their career - a high school teacher or a doctor? Doctors are obviously paid more. However, when you also consider that doctors work 1.5 times more each week than other Americans, that doctors spend an average o... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
See more healthcare-related news from around the web on my other blog at DrWhitecoat.com Emergency physicians more likely to miss signs of strokes in young patients - often headaches with dizziness. Those misdisgnoses may account for 40,000 to 80,000 p... Read more
 
Current Features

nick-genesWhat’s not to like about FOAM? You certainly can’t beat the price. It’s as ubiquitous and portable as your laptop or phone. And many of the contributors are leaders in our field – not simply knowledgable, but also exceptional communicators.

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Current Features

joe-lexThe editor of this publication asked me to address the question, “Is FOAM an essential tool for medical education?” My first response was, “Are you kidding me? Of COURSE it’s an essential tool, and especially for emergency and critical care practitioners.” We of notoriously short attention spans who endure the blessings and curses of shift work are exactly the people for whom FOAM is essential.

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Night Shift

mark-plasterOne of the things I like the most about the ER is that it is the real “No Spin Zone”.  More accurately, it’s the “No BS Zone”. The dynamics are straight forward. It’s just me and the patient. He’s sick and I’m there to help. It doesn’t matter if he smells like moldy gym socks or if he’s completely broke. It doesn’t matter if he likes me, and it certainly doesn’t matter if I like him.

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Work + Life

recruiter-90Although it has been nearly 25 years, I still remember vividly the interview for what became my first physician recruiter role. “What do I do after I’ve filled all the positions?” I innocently asked. No answer. They were too busy laughing.

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White Coat's Call Room
I'm developing an increasing dislike for certain forms of social media. Fortunately, this first incident didn't happen to me, but the nurses who endured the onslaught were still twitching the following day when I came into work. The day before start... Read more
 
Toxicology

rx-pad-90In this new regular series, we’ll take a closer look at some of the drugs we use frequently in the ED. We aim to capture new indications for old standbys, or risks and dosing adjustments you should know, plus some unusual facts you might enjoy.

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Ultrasound

ultrasound-90They say that things come in threes, and at least for today, you agree. You just finished sending home three young women with first trimester vaginal bleeding and reassuring bedside ultrasounds. Prior to that you actually had three cardiac arrests, one that you remarkably brought back with tPA after your bedside echo showed a severely dilated right ventricle but normal left ventricle from a presumed acute PE.

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White Coat's Call Room
See other medical news on my other blog at DrWhiteCoat.com Liberal use of blood transfusions may increase the incidence of serious infections. I don't have access to the entire article, but wonder if the study also looked at overall mortality. In other... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
According to the Southern Medical Association, Doctors' Day was first observed in 1933 as a way to honor the profession. Initially, it involved mailing cards to physicians and their wives and placing flowers on the graves of deceased physicians. I... Read more
 

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