football-prevIt is a Friday evening in September and you are notified that EMS is bringing in a 17-year-old athlete who sustained a head and neck injury while playing high school football.

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 New York Times, the BBC, and CNN about the consequences of making rushed diagnoses, the ebola outbreak in West Africa, and an ebola vaccine that's about to enter human trials.

cdc-ebola-quarantine-map-prevAmid the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in recorded history, and with the second infected American scheduled to arrive in Atlanta tomorrow, there have been concerns that the disease could spread in the United States. 

In this new weekly series, EPM will curate a must-read list of medical links from around the web, along with the comments and analysis of our executive editorial team.  

judy-icem-prevOn June 11, EPM Editor-in- Chief and renowned educator Judith Tintinalli took to the stage in Hong Kong to address the 2014 International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM).

ep-8-surgery-prevIt’s strange calling this a season finale, because it’s only been an 8-episode summer run, and nearly every episode has had the kind of stunts associated with finales.

alexblaumd bw-prevYou’ve raised $81 million in investments and your physician membership now exceeds that of the AMA. What’s next? If you’re Doximity it’s time to dream big. This physician social networking powerhouse is setting its sights on real- time care coordination and health interoperability. EPM’s Nicholas Genes, MD, PhD caught up with fellow emergency physician Alex Blau, Doximity’s Medical Director and VP, to learn about Doximity’s value for EPs as well as their challenges and next steps.

cohn-insulin-prevDiabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) remains one of the more serious complications of diabetes. DKA management usually involves the continuous infusion of intravenous regular insulin, as recommended by both the American Diabetes Association and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.

ep-7-swat-prevAfter what I called "the best episode yet" of NBC's The Night Shift, it's a return to form this week, with characters responding to the (frankly unbelievable) events unfolding around them, rather than driving the action.

oxygen-prevYour ED patient with recurrent seizures is doing much better, so why is the non-rebreather still on? It was placed half an hour ago by a well-meaning nurse, but never removed. Meanwhile, EMS brings in another patient with chest pain. You notice the patient has a nasal cannula, even though he was satting fine on room air, and breathing comfortably. If you don’t take proactive steps, that nasal cannula may stay on throughout the ACS workup.

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