Browsing: June 2014

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Confronting Failure, Building Resilience Whether it is in the classroom — or worse, in our caring for patients — eventually we will all experience failure and disappointment. FAILURE. It's something
Influenza and the Flu Vaccine Approximately 90% of children who died from influenza in 2013 were not vaccinated. An estimated 10-20% of the world's population is infected annually with influenza. Up
Life after Boards: An Interview with ABEM President James H. Jones, MD Whether you are a first-year medical student or a graduating senior resident, standardized testing has undoubtedly been a signif
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Emergency Department Bradydysrhythmias From the September 2013 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Evaluation And Management of Bradydysrhythmias in the Emergency Department.” Reprinted with perm
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Electrical Injuries in Children From the September 2013 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “An Evidence-Based Approach to Electrical Injuries in Children.” Reprinted with permission. To
Board Review Questions: June 2014 Provided by PEER VIII. PEER (Physician's Evaluation and Educational Review in Emergency Medicine) is ACEP's Gold Standard in self-assessment and educational review.
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The Ethics Dilemma Regular discussions of difficult ethical encounters can better prepare training physicians to deal with what are often the most challenging cases. There are fundamental flaws in ho
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You Have Money Questions? We Have Answers. This time of year always prompts discussion regarding the subject of transition. As I visit emergency departments and medical groups throughout the country,
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Gillian Schmitz, MD   Dr. Schmitz graduated from the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in 2004. During residency at the University of North Carolina, where she was chief resident, she served as the a
What's the Diagnosis? Case 1. The Patient A 44-year-old male with a history of upper extremity DVT and MRSA positivity presents with a constant, throbbing left wrist and forearm pain. He denies any t