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?


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.

Congratulations! You’ve completed your emergency medicine residency and you’re ready to finally start your life – less stress, more time and more money. Sounds nice, right?

altBeginning in July, 2013, Dr. Judith Tintinalli will begin serving as Editor-in-Chief of Emergency Physicians Monthly. Dr. Tintinalli takes over for Dr. Kevin Klauer, who had served as EPM's editor-in-chief since 2008.

altMany medical providers look at conflicts of interest (COI) as murky situations that other, less scrupulous physicians get themselves into. But unless you practice medicine in a cave, you’ve probably experienced some degree of conflict in your professional life. It is unrealistic to think that one aspect of your career will never collide with another.

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