Browsing: January 2015

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Readiness for Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department From the December 2013 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “Emergency Department Readiness for Pediatric Illness and Injury.”
Breathing Easier With Point-of-Care Ultrasound Case A 60-year-old male rolls in by EMS with a complaint of shortness of breath. He was discharged from prison two months ago, at which time he ceased a
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Patients with Anemia in the Emergency Department From the November 2013 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “Anemia In The Emergency Department: Evaluation and Treatment.” Reprinted with permissio
Rash Findings THE CASES Case 1 The Patient A 48-year-old male presents with a painful rash on his left chest, back, and in his axilla. He states that he developed worsening pain in the area for 3 day
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Health Policy 101: Intro to Terminology Health policy can be a bit of an alphabet soup, especially when it comes to the way that the government pays for care. Abbreviations abound; ever wonder what a
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Resuscitating the Neonate Up to 10% of all newborns will require some assistance to begin regular breathing, and just under 1% of newborns will require extensive resuscitative efforts. Introduction T
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Small, but Deadly: Part 2 Remember that 22-month-old girl from the last issue? Well, armed with the information from the last article, you now  feel ready to treat any of her potential medication ing
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A Perspective on Diversity From the Outside in Emergency Medicine Training Diversity A word that carries as many definitions as emotions it engenders. Sometimes used as a pejorative; sometimes as a c
Emergency Department Evaluation of Blunt Orbital Trauma Introduction More than 2.5 million eye injuries occur each year.1 According to information gleaned from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Pro
Health Policy Statistics 102: Medical Students Perceptions and Policy Education Previous data has shown that nearly half of graduating medical students felt that their medical school provided inadequ