altIn her inaugural issue, we take a few minutes to learn a little bit about what makes this textbook author and world-renowned educator tick.

In 2001, Bernard et al published a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine that changed the way physicians treated severe sepsis. PROWESS asked whether, among patients with severe sepsis, activated protein C might improve survival. The study was so successful, according to researchers, that it was halted early.

altA 31-year-old male was brought in by ambulance after attempting to hang himself. He was found hanging from a tow rope in the back yard by his brother who immediately cut him down. He was unconscious when he was cut down and had been hanging for an unknown amount of time.

altBoarding admitted patients in the ED is as bad for patient care as it is for the hospital’s bottom line. So why aren’t more CEOs bringing this pervasive problem to an end?

Never before have the cold, hard numbers behind emergency medicine been more accessible. Know how to access the data that will help your department anticipate new challenges.

altEPM’s Ricardo Martinez sits down with healthcare economist Dr. Mark McClellan to discuss the future of medical homes and the evolving role of emergency medicine.

Emergency Physicians Monthly has teamed up with the board prep pros at Rosh Review to bring you a mini board review, so that you can test yourself on a regular basis and track your progress. The following is the test – and answers – from the June edition of Emergency Physicians Monthly. Questions about the test? Talk back on Twitter @epmonthly.

How many times have you evaluated acute, non-traumatic, monoarticular arthritis while contemplating the risks and benefits of arthrocentesis to rule-out septic arthritis? What about ruling-in a crystalloid arthritis like gout?

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Q: Does administering aspirin in the acute stages of ischemic stroke reduce death and disability?
Q: Does administration of thrombolytic agents for acute ischemic stroke patients reduce morbidity and mortality?

altYou’ve taken care of this sort of patient countless times: A 65-year-old is brought to the emergency department after suffering a slip and fall and gets a small goose egg on the her forehead. She wasn’t knocked out, it wasn’t syncope, and the rest of her exam is completely normal except for an irregularly irregular rhythm.

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