'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."

The Ocular Anticholinergic Crisis

The Ocular Anticholinergic Crisis

Tox Call

A startling episode with an inconsolable, hallucinating two year old highlights a rare ocular emergency

Prophylactic Antibiotics for Epistaxis

Prophylactic Antibiotics for Epistaxis

Where’s the Evidence?

While the majority of cases do not require medical attention, epistaxis remains a common presenting complaint in the ED

Upstairs Downstairs

Upstairs Downstairs

Director's Corner

How many clinical shifts does your chair need to work in order to stay current with the department?

Sudden Illness After Dental Procedure

Sudden Illness After Dental Procedure

Visual Dx

A 28-year-old male presents to the ED with a chief complaint of chest pain, coughing and shortness of breath

Five-Year-Old With Dysuria, Abdominal Pain and Incontinence

Five-Year-Old With Dysuria, Abdominal Pain and Incontinence

Soundings

New patient is a 5-year-old male with a history of recurrent UTIs

Bicep Tendon Rupture

Bicep Tendon Rupture

The Popeye Sign

A 45-year-old-male presents with sudden onset of pain and significant swelling to his right arm

Leaving Las Vegas... Hopefully

Leaving Las Vegas... Hopefully

By Greg Henry, MD

Notes on the human condition, the laws of thermodynamics, and spandex

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Review by Alisa Hayes M.D.
Column organized by Evan Schwarz M.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Division of Emergency Medicine

 
Citation: Spiro DM, Tay K, et al.  Wait-and-see prescription for the treatment of acute otitis media:  a randomized controlled trial.  JAMA. Sept 2006;296(10):1235-1241. by Dr. Alisa Hayes

Review by Chet Schrader
Column organized by Evan Schwarz
Washington University in St. Louis
Division of Emergency Medicine
 
Citation:
Institute of Medicine.  IOM Report:  the future of emergency care in the United States health system.  Acad Emerg Med.  Oct 2006;13(10):1081-1085.
 
Review by Dana Hendry, MD
edited by Evan Schwarz,
Washington University Emergency
Medicine Residency Program MD

Citation:
Bradley EH, Herrin J, et al.  Strategies for reducing the door-to-balloon time in acute myocardial infarction. N Engl J Med. Nov 2006; 355(22): 2308-2320.


Review by Jose Vega, MD
Column Organized by Evan Schwarz, MD
Division of Emergency Medicine
Washington University
 
Citation: 
Thomsen TW et al.  Arthocentesis of the Knee.  The New England Journal of Medicine 2006; 354:e19.
Review by Ryan Petersen, MD
Column organized by Evan Schwarz, MD
Division of Emergency Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis
 
Citation:
Kales SN, Christiani DC. Acute chemical emergencies. N Engl J Med. Feb 2004;350(8):800-808.

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