From the exhibit floor to the council meeting, musings on emergency medicine’s biggest circus
ACEP's obvious list confronts practice variation
'Poppers' proliferate, but methylene blue proves surprisingly effective
Presentations can vary, but urgent diagnosis is always essential
A nurse just yelled at you at the nurses station. What you do next could is critical
How bedside ultrasound can help bring a crashing patient into focus
Two recent studies give practical steps for shortening the wait in the emergency department
The Rx Pad
With recent vancomycin shortages, it’s important to know what other drugs can be used to treat MRSA
EPM teamed up with MedPage Today to bring readers a series of interviews with EM thought leaders
Give me residents who are more than their CVs, doctors who base their practice on actual beliefs and values
Could bipartisan bill finally cut healthcare costs by reducing defensive medicine?
A 2-year-old child is brought to the ED on a cold December evening by frantic parents one hour after swallowing several mistletoe berries at home. The parents had placed the mistletoe plant over the door entryway secured by a piece of scotch tape. During a large family holiday gathering, the mistletoe fell to the floor causing the curious toddler to ingest several of the scattered berries.
When kids present with lacerations, we have choices as to how to stitch them up. This journal club reviews the literature on the appropriate selection of sutures in children, and pits tissue adhesive head-to-head against adhesive strips.
Don’t look now, but that gentle lapping at your toes is the first hint of the “silver tsunami” coming soon to an emergency department near you. Of the 313 million people currently living in the United States, 12% are over the age of 65 years, and one million are over 100 years old. More sobering, as of January 1, 2011, the first baby boomers started to qualify for Medicare.
For those of you who may have missed the most recent press release from the CDC on August 14th, the incidence of the potentially deadly West Nile Virus is back with a vengeance.
Think you know everything about the lowly abscess? Think again. New research suggests you might want to use ultrasound before you lance, and suture before you pack.