This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: Are those hard-to-clean endoscopes behind the CRE superbug? Plus, an interesting idea: donating blood in the ER wait room.
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: Forbes' top ten deadliest hazards for your hospital. Plus, a cute dog treks across town to find her owner in a hospital.
Practical strategies for handling chronic pain and opioid/heroin abuse when they come to a head in the emergency department
If you’re an emergency physician, you could be forgiven for seeing the beleaguered Veteran’s Administration as a second-tier place to work. To get a look behind the negative headlines, EPM editor-in-chief Judith Tintinalli talked to two emergency physicians who transitioned into VA hospital emergency medicine.
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: This week: The influenza policy discussion continues as the verdict is out on the death of swine flu victim Chela Butler. Plus, is Apple going to expand their empire into the medical market?
The US Dept. of Veterans Affairs employs over 14,000 physicians. While there are no specific data on how many of these doctors are emergency physicians, there seems to be a critical shortage.
Transitioning to the VA meant a new patient population and new bureaucracy... yet the end result was unexpectedly satisfying
Robust evidence lacking to show clear-cut benefits of using tamsulosin
This week: Will a new "Death Test" check-list be required when taking care of elderly patients? Plus, how to crowdfund your next hospital bill.
How emergency medicine will change when incentives are turned upside down