EPM 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.
A startling episode with an inconsolable, hallucinating two year old highlights a rare ocular emergency.
EPM 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 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.
Versatile and safe, Ketamine can help with sedation, induction, asthma and pain. Can a shot of it even treat suicidality?
EPM 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.
A 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.
In 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.
The 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.
How do you know when a patient is lying about his symptoms, condition and history? The short answer is “you don’t.” But, as this case study will demonstrate, you need to use all your senses, especially your powers of observation.