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

Ditch the Spine Board

Ditch the Spine Board

Questioning Dogma

Placing a patient in spinal immobilization can adversely affect airway management, but does that outweigh the dangers of not immobilizing?

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

The Canary in the Coal Mine?

Contrast in CT scans is said to cause AKI, renal replacement therapy and even death. But is this confounding bias?

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

In Search of a Safe Harbor

In Search of a Safe Harbor

Changemakers

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

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

Once a Week IV Dalbavancin for Skin Infections

Once a Week IV Dalbavancin for Skin Infections

Worth the Cost?

Once-weekly Dalbavancin might reduce admissions, but it introduces new concerns about antibiotic resistance and high costs

Washington’s Ban on Psych Boarding

Washington’s Ban on Psych Boarding

On the Brink

A cry for help or savvy brinkmanship?

In Memoriam: Gail Anderson

In Memoriam: Gail Anderson

1925 – 2014

Founding Father of Emergency Medicine

Craig Spencer's Data Collection Project Fuels Innovation

Craig Spencer's Data Collection Project Fuels Innovation

EPI Journal

Rwandan fellowship project gives insight into the value for reliable data and the need for experienced local partners

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altA 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.

altWhen 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.

altDon’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.

altFor 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. 

altThink 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. 

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