Tintinalli in Tyvek Suit 90x90Something looked amiss. Three guys from ID were standing at the front desk of our lower acuity area, serious-smiling at me as I walked in for my shift. "Hey Dr T! We’ve got an Ebola suspect in room 64 for you. Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through this."

 

Crashcart RMEPM presents a weekly rundown of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week, we look at stories comparing CT to ultrasound for finding kidney stones to the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment.

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Crashcart RMEPM presents a weekly rundown of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week, we look at stories from the recent increase in ED visits to the question of whether to screen for malnutrition in the ED.
 

Epistaxis RMEpistaxis is a common problem, with a lifetime incidence of about 60%. While the majority of cases do not require medical attention, epistaxis remains a common presenting complaint in the ED.

Ketamine RMVersatile and safe, Ketamine can help with sedation, induction, asthma and pain. Can a shot of it even treat suicidality?

Crashcart RMEPM presents a weekly rundown of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week, we look at stories from EDs blocking their doors to potential cures for heart failure.

biceps-rupture-prevA 45-year-old-male presents with sudden onset of right arm pain. He reports that he was lifting a heavy piece of machinery when he heard a sudden popping sound and now complains of significant swelling to his right arm.

seizures-prevIn January, 2014, the American College of Emergency Physicians revised its policy on 'ED Evaluation and Management of Seizures in Adults’. Dr. Rhonda Cadena, a neurointensivist and emergency physician educator at UNC, breaks down the critical updates.

guarisco-mainThe use of mid-level providers has become increasingly controversial as the workforce realignment in emergency medicine picks up steam. Even the naming structure is unclear – mid-level provider, advanced practice clinician, advanced practice provider? It’s enough to make your head spin.

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