Understanding ACEP’s Clinical Policy on Seizures

Understanding ACEP’s Clinical Policy on Seizures

ACEP's 2014 Seizure Guidelines

A point-by-point review by Dr. Rhonda Cadena  

Mid-Level Providers

Mid-Level Providers

Who they are, what they do, and why they’re changing emergency medicine

How to make sense of the puzzle and improve your practice.

When Patients Lie

When Patients Lie

How to Spot Deception, What You Can Do, and Why it Matters

Accusing anyone of lying is serious business, but when that person is your patient, the stakes are even higher. 

Raves and Saves

Raves and Saves

Advanced Emergency Management at Mass Gatherings

EM is crucial at drug-fueled electronic dance festivals, like this month’s Electric Zoo in New York.  

Transfusion Confusion

Transfusion Confusion

Knowing the Real Risks of Blood Transfusion

This routine procedure bears real risks and should be handled accordingly.

The ABCs (and T) of Rural EM

The ABCs (and T) of Rural EM

Situational Awareness is Key

When you’re practicing in the middle of nowhere, planning out a timely patient transfer can be as critical as securing…

DNR Means Do Not Treat . . . and Other End-of-Life Care Myths

DNR Means Do Not Treat . . . and Other End-of-Life Care Myths

Debunking 5 Fallacies

Improve your EOL care and communicate more effectively.

Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Three Novel Use Cases for Google Glass in the ED

How might augmented reality change your practice?

Augmented ED

Augmented ED

The future of emergency medicine?

EPs in Rhode island overcome hurdles to trial Glass for telemedicine and consider other applications.

All About Metoclopramide (Reglan)

All About Metoclopramide (Reglan)

Know the risks

Reglan should be used with caution if patients have Parkinson’s disease or are on antipsychotics.

Physicians Won't Be Silenced

Physicians Won't Be Silenced

ACEP's Gag Order Rejected

EPM readers speak out against ACEP’s new ruling prohibiting incoming leaders from answering questions from non-ACEP publications.

Changemaker

Changemaker

How One EP Transformed Mental Health Admissions in Virginia

Debra Perina combined her experience as a coroner with her time leading an ED to challenge the establishment.

Get the Gear Off

Get the Gear Off

Removing the Helmet and Pads is Crucial to Treating Spinal Injuries from Football

Up to 25% of c-spine injuries from football collisions may be exacerbated by the poor removal of helmet and pads.

The War on Death

The War on Death

by Greg Henry, MD

The guns and butter debate is really over, I guess.

How Do I Know if I'm Being Paid Fairly?

How Do I Know if I'm Being Paid Fairly?

Trust is key

I get paid based on my productivity, but I don't trust that my company is paying me accurately.

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?

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.

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.

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. 

Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2014 JoomlaWorks Ltd.

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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