CPR RMIf you listen to proponents of auto-resuscitation devices, you’d think they’re clearly superior to manual CPR. A review of the literature suggests otherwise.

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the prescription opioid overdose epidemic, a virus that makes people stupid, overcrowding in Belfast EDs, and what to do with a pregnant man's drug test.

 

bukata-mugACEP’s newest additions to the Choosing Wisely campaign can appear embarrassingly basic, but the literature shows that these are areas of practice variation that, if improved, would truly help our patients.

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about the potential negligence in the Texas Ebola case, the skyrocketing generic drug costs, the medical issues and safety of inmates, and a drug-resistant bacteria found in the trenches of WWI.

Crashcart RMThis week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about computers that recognize tumors, doctor rating systems, and why we don't take selfies with patients.

billboard RMWe put a man on the moon; surely we can shorten the wait in the emergency department. Two recent studies give practical steps for changing a department’s throughput trajectory.

Rx Pad 1 RMWith recent vancomycin shortages, it’s important to know what other drugs can be used to treat MRSA

spine board RMReflexively placing a patient in spinal immobilization can adversely affect breathing and airway management, but do those possibilities outweigh the dangers of not immobilizing?

Canary RMUsing contrast in CT scans has been thought to cause acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy and even death. But is this just a case of confounding bias?

safeharbor RMIn the last session of Congress, an unlikely duo joined forces to tackle tort reform from a new direction. Could their bipartisan bill finally cut healthcare costs by reducing defensive medicine?

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