The Stethoscope of the Future

The Stethoscope of the Future

Bedside Ultrasound

The applications of bedside ultrasound have gone well beyond scanning the gallbladder . . . to the lungs?

ICEM 2014

ICEM 2014

Tintinalli Headlines & Holliman Assumes Presidency

On June 11, EPM Editor-in- Chief and renowned educator Judith Tintinalli took to the stage in Hong Kong to address…

The Medical Malpractice Rundown: A State-by-State Report Card

The Medical Malpractice Rundown: A State-by-State Report Card

When it comes to medical liability laws and culture, where you live matters.

Find out how your state stacks up against the other 49.

CT – Lowering Cost and Radiation

CT – Lowering Cost and Radiation

Medicare pays only about 20% of typical charges and radiation can be reduced by 90%.

The cost of a CT is actually quite nominal – the charge, however, is an entirely different matter. 

 Aftermath: The Night Shift Season 1 Finale Review

Aftermath: The Night Shift Season 1 Finale Review

At Loose Ends

It’s strange calling this a season finale, because it’s only been an 8-episode summer run, and nearly every episode has…

Doximity’s Next Trick: Connectivity at the Point of Care

Doximity’s Next Trick: Connectivity at the Point of Care

You’ve raised $81 million in investments and your physician membership now exceeds that of the AMA. What’s next?

If you're Doximity, it's time to dream big. 

Subcutaneous Insulin in DKA: Safe — But Not Better

Subcutaneous Insulin in DKA: Safe — But Not Better

Newer Isn't Always Better

Studies show that the benefits of subcutaneous insulin over old fashioned IV insulin are marginal at best.

A Return to (Lousy) Form: Episode 7 of The Night Shift

A Return to (Lousy) Form: Episode 7 of The Night Shift

Forks! Strippers! Guns!

Once again, our characters are responding to the (frankly unbelievable) events unfolding around them, rather than driving the action.

Oxygen is a Drug— Act Accordingly

Oxygen is a Drug— Act Accordingly

Understanding the dangers of indiscriminate oxygenation in the ED setting

As with many things in medicine, dogma seems to overpower the evidence in this arena. 

Oh Henry: A Sucker is Born Every Minute

Oh Henry: A Sucker is Born Every Minute

Pharmaceutical Ads, Government, and the Physician-Patient Relationship

Though it pains me to say it, this is one time where caveat emptor doesn’t apply. 


A Ray of Hope

A Ray of Hope

The Night Shift, episode 6

This was the first episode where it felt like the characters were driving the plot.

The Downside of the Upswing

The Downside of the Upswing

You should have cashed in big-time. 
But did you?

The last several years of returns have been among the best ever.

5 Things Your Patients Might Think After Watching ‘Code Black’

5 Things Your Patients Might Think After Watching ‘Code Black’

An inside view of the ED

Code Black provides a harrowing and enlightening window into the front lines of healthcare. 

Talking Points

Talking Points

Link your vision to action

As an ED leader, you must not only have a vision and plan, but you must communicate that vision effectively…

Toxic Liquid Nicotine

Toxic Liquid Nicotine

New FDA regulations proposed for E-cigs

Highly unregulated, the sale of toxic nicotine concoctions for e-cigarette refills pose a serious threat to children.

All Choked Up

All Choked Up

Best Practices for Battery Ingestion

A two-year-old presents at a clinic with persistent cough and neck discomfort and winds up in the ED.

Gag Order

Gag Order

New ruling prohibits would-be ACEP leaders from answering questions from non-ACEP publications.

Greg Henry seldom fails to deliver on a promise. But this time, it looks like it’s out of his control.

Lock the Gates!

Lock the Gates!

Board certification is vital in EM

Last month, Rick Bukata suggested that ACEP open its gates to non-boarded EPs. 
This would be an insult to EM…

AMA Meeting Highlights

AMA Meeting Highlights

Association Gives Nod to First EP President-elect

This June’s AMA Annual Meeting proved as eventful as ever, with one exciting twist that has the potential to impact…

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Real Time Readings

photo1-prevIt is a typical Monday night in a university emergency department. The list of “To Be Seen” patients has doubled since 6pm and the ambulance dispatch phone has not stopped ringing. As your staff is furiously typing away, dictating their notes and clicking on the various buttons in your EMR, you wonder how any patients are actually going “to be seen” if everyone is sitting in front of a computer screen.

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Current Features

In this new weekly series, EPM will curate a must-read list of medical links from around the web, along with the comments and analysis of our executive editorial team.  

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Night Shift

mark-plasterThe two women sat quietly in a corner of the busy ED, almost lost in the business of people being shuffled off to get labs and x-rays. The elderly woman sat with her head bowed in prayer or pain while the younger woman looked anxiously at her. Even though the chief complaint was “chest pain” she had been brought in her daughter’s private vehicle instead of an ambulance. 

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Current Features

judy-icem-prevOn June 11, EPM Editor-in- Chief and renowned educator Judith Tintinalli took to the stage in Hong Kong to address the 2014 International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM).

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White Coat's Call Room
Busier may be better* ... at least for for patients with life-threatening medical emergencies. When comparing very high volume emergency departments with very low volume emergency departments, a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine shows that patients wi... Read more
 
Medico-Legal

Med-Mal-PrevDo you think our medical liability system has been broken for a while? If so, you’re not alone. And now, with the recent enactment of the Affordable Care Act, our resources are more limited, our decisions more scrutinized, and we’re going to have to do more with less. 

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Rock's Reviews

rick-bukataThe literature is absolutely packed with compelling articles and studies indicating that we order way too many CT scans. 

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White Coat's Call Room
Practicing telemedicine may just get a whole lot easier. Federation of State Medical Boards creating an interstate "compact" that would reduce barriers by providing an "expedited license" to physicians who wish to practice medicine in multiple states. The... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
A mother brought her son to the emergency department with a rather non-emergent complaint ... chapped lips. The registration clerk started taking the registration information. "Can I get the patient's name and date of birth please?" "Yes, it's ... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
Ve have vays of keeping you qviet. Halt den mund! Government-contracted security force who actually call themselves the "Brown Shirts" ... threatens to arrest medical providers if they leak any information to media about all of the medical illnesses that ... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
A gentleman in his 40s limped into the emergency department for evaluation of severe back pain. He had a chronic history of back pain, but had decided to forgo recommended surgeries because he was told that there was a chance his pain could worsen. He ... Read more
 
White Coat's Call Room
There was a nice article over at Consultant360.com by Drs. Laren Tan and Samuel Louie on hemoptysis pearls. Learned quite a few things. 200 mls of blood (about a cupful) is enough to fill the dead space in the lungs and is therefore generally considere... Read more
 

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