My hospital is making me undergo mandatory EMR training and I think I should get paid for my time. I also think I should get paid for attending our monthly staff meeting and a committee meeting. Don’t nurses get paid for these kinds of things?
-Frustrated Hourly Worker
While 3D printing has been in existence since the 1980s as a manufacturing tool, the proliferation of new, consumer-facing 3D printers like the MakerBot (MakerBot.com) is spawning a new wave of innovation. How this new technology will impact healthcare in general, and emergency medicine in particular, is anyone's guess. What do you think?
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 March edition of Emergency Physicians Monthly. Questions about the test? Talk back on Twitter @epmonthly.
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Are steroids necessary for bacterial meningitis? When do urine cultures
become positive in relation to duration of fever? This journal club will
review some key articles on fever in children and will help us with the
management of febrile infants who present shortly after immunizations.
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How can an ED solve a complex, systemic healthcare problem like patient satisfaction? They can sing about it, of course.
This gem of a video comes courtesy of the SVH emergency department in Pittsburgh. Enjoy.
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