Mechanical CPR Takes a Thumping

Mechanical CPR Takes a Thumping

Questioning Dogma

'Dramatic results' with mechanical CPR? Better check again.

ACEP 2014 – Revenge of the Nerds

ACEP 2014 – Revenge of the Nerds

Oh Henry

From the exhibit floor to the council meeting, musings on emergency medicine’s biggest circus

ACEP Takes Second Swing at ‘Choosing Wisely’

ACEP Takes Second Swing at ‘Choosing Wisely’

Rick's Reviews

ACEP's obvious list confronts practice variation

Poppers, Meet Methylene Blue

Poppers, Meet Methylene Blue

Tox Call

'Poppers' proliferate, but methylene blue proves surprisingly effective

Typical Eye Irritation? Don’t Miss This

Typical Eye Irritation? Don’t Miss This

Visual Dx

Presentations can vary, but urgent diagnosis is always essential

Rule #1– Don’t Yell Back

Rule #1– Don’t Yell Back

Director's Corner

A nurse just yelled at you at the nurses station. What you do next could is critical

Bradycardic and Blue

Bradycardic and Blue

Soundings

How bedside ultrasound can help bring a crashing patient into focus

ED Throughput: A Fixable Problem

ED Throughput: A Fixable Problem

Rick's Reviews

Two recent studies give practical steps for shortening the wait in the emergency department

Facing MRSA? Look Beyond Vancomycin

Facing MRSA? Look Beyond Vancomycin

The Rx Pad

With recent vancomycin shortages, it’s important to know what other drugs can be used to treat MRSA

Greg Henry Talks Workforce on the ACEP Floor

Greg Henry Talks Workforce on the ACEP Floor

Video

EPM teamed up with MedPage Today to bring readers a series of interviews with EM thought leaders

What’s It All About?

What’s It All About?

Oh Henry

Give me residents who are more than their CVs, doctors who base their practice on actual beliefs and values

In Search of a Safe Harbor

In Search of a Safe Harbor

Changemakers

Could bipartisan bill finally cut healthcare costs by reducing defensive medicine?

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