This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: Dubious telemonitoring technology, "Blockbuster" urgent care clinics, readmission penalties, and whether a minor should be allowed to refuse cancer treatments.
Better analytics can help your emergency department staff for tomorrow’s peaks and valleys
The fabric of our profession is sometimes lost in daily routines — but there’s nothing ordinary about it. As this new year begins, I’d like to take a moment to recognize – and thank – the many distinct groups which make our specialty work.
The current state of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been in need of help for a while now. The parts are complex, time consuming, and not user-friendly, which often results in reduced patient interaction while increasing exposure risk. An alternative may be on its way.
Emergency Physicians Monthly has teamed up with Rosh Review to bring you the flu quiz, so that you can test yourself during this flu season.
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week we talk about cancer's causes, telemedicine for the flu and how cartoons are killing our children.
While thousands of emergency physicians gathered in Chicago for the 2014 ACEP Scientific Assembly, 2100 Twitter users shared almost 17,000 tweets. From sharing educational pearls to laughing about entertaining speakers, social media is radically reshaping how physicians participate in medical conferences.
Controversy continues over oseltamivir, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater
If flu-like symptoms have you reaching reflexively for oseltamivir, consider three things: the cost, its very limited efficacy and the problem of creating resistant strains of flu. EPM published a version of this article a year ago, but with one new study surfacing, and the ubiquity of Tamiflu, it bears repeating.
As you’re bombarded this winter with sick flu patients and sensational flu headlines, it helps to go back to basics