Browsing: January 2015

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
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.”
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
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
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
The Institutional Review Board (IRB) Tips on Getting Your Research Off the Ground Undertaking a brand new research project can be a daunting task. Part of this process may involve submitting a propos
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
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
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