Market Forces

Market Forces

The Recruiter

Today’s EM job market: Know your target regions, tailor your goals and set yourself up for success

Doctors Say the Craziest Things

Doctors Say the Craziest Things

Financial Consult

Emergency physicians say some strange things when they're explaining their investment strategies. Here are four phrases to avoid

Go Big (Data) or Go Home

Go Big (Data) or Go Home

ED Benchmarking

Variations in practice make granular benchmarking comparisons troublesome. Fortunately, the EDBA’s big data has your back

Consider Tranexamic Acid for Traumatic Hemorrhage

Consider Tranexamic Acid for Traumatic Hemorrhage

Journal Club

Why the early use of TXA should be strongly considered for any patient requiring blood products for trauma-related hemorrhage

Greg Henry's ACEP Odyssey

Greg Henry's ACEP Odyssey

Welcome to the City of the Big Shoulders

The Unauthorized Guide to the ACEP Scientifc Assembly

Keeping an Eye on 72-Hour Bouncebacks

Keeping an Eye on 72-Hour Bouncebacks

Director's Corner

Dear Director, My CEO is concerned about our ED’s quality because we’ve experienced a recent increase in our 72-hour returns…

Flips, Falls and Other Orthopedic Adventures

Flips, Falls and Other Orthopedic Adventures

Practical Pediatrics

How to narrow down the diagnosis of pediatric leg pain when all categories of hip pain remain on the differential

Open Injuries to Flexor Compartment of Fingers and Hands

Open Injuries to Flexor Compartment of Fingers and Hands

Core Knowledge

Visualize, visualize, visualize. The decision to resort to surgery is multifaceted, based on location of injury, amount of damage and…

'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."

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Current Features

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the potential for subspeciality emergency departments, the effect of malpractice immunity on defensive medicine, and the treatment of health care workers who have handled Ebola patients.

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White Coat's Call Room
More medical news from around the web onmy other blog over at DrWhitecoat.com Study from University of Maryland proves that emergency physicians are idiots ... at least when treating pediatric extremity injuries. Splints were placed improperly in 93% ... Read more
 
Current Features

Syracuse-RMToday’s emergency medicine job market can be divided into four zones. Know your target regions, tailor your goals and set yourself up for success.

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Night Shift

mark-plasterHave you ever asked a patient a question only to have them mumble into the blanket or to the wall so softly that you couldn’t understand a word they said? Or worse, I’ve had patients, for whatever reason – anger at the wait, a show of control – refuse to answer my questions or say anything at all. “I don’t care if you only have a few minutes with me,” they seem to say. “Don’t bother me, I’m napping.”

 

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Financial Consult

Financial Consult RMEmergency physicians say some strange things when they're explaining their investment strategies. Here are four phrases to avoid.

 

 

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Clinical Skills

Magnesium RMOn-label, off-label and over-the-counter: Magnesium is one of the simplest medications imaginable, but its mechanisms are still not fully understood.

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Current Features

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about how Ebola has infected the media circus, whether we should worry about decision fatigue, and a potential new use for propofol.  

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White Coat's Call Room
More medical news from around the web onmy other blog over at DrWhitecoat.com So what are medical providers supposed to do if they are faced with a potential or actual Ebola victim? Who knows? Here's a case you don't see every day ... Patient trans... Read more
 
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Pittsburgh police taser a reverend who was praying over his dead stepson in the emergency department. His stepson had been shot and was dead. The hospital stated that the reverend was interfering with attempts to revive the patient, but the video shows no... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
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
 
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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