Browsing: February 2015

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Acute Urinary Retention in the Emergency Department From the January 2014 issue of Emergency Medicine Practice, “An Evidence-Based Approach To The Emergency Department Management of Acute Urinary Ret
Lesions THE CASES Case 1. The Patient A 15-year-old female presents to the ED for the fourth time in three weeks because of low-grade fever, malaise, and chest pain. Over the past day she developed a
Board Review Questions: February 2015 Provided by PEER VIII. PEER (Physician's Evaluation and Educational Review in Emergency Medicine) is ACEP's gold standard in self-assessment and educational revi
Wilderness Medicine Races “On your mark, get set, go!” My five teammates and I charge up the snow-blanketed hill, venturing into the dense timber of the state park. Armed with our essential survival
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Subspecialty Training in Clinical Informatics Clinical informatics is a new medical subspecialty that focuses on medical data, clinical processes, and computational systems applied to the practice of
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Pediatric Herpes Simplex Virus Infections From the January 2014 issue of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, “Pediatric Herpes Simplex Virus Infections: An Evidence-Based Approach To Treatment.”
Unconventional Embolisms Case. A 26-year-old female presents to your ED with four days of fever, shortness of breath (SOB), cough, and substernal chest pain.  In two previous visits over the same tim
Uncomfortably Numb: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity and Treatment Case Scenario You are in the middle of a busy shift when you receive a pre-hospital call that EMS is 15 minutes out with an active
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A Review of U.S. Disaster Preparedness Programs This fall, the first cases of Ebola were diagnosed and treated in the United States. Although the spread of this disease fell far short of the disaster
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A Quick and Dirty Guide: Information Every Physician Should Know The world of EMS represents a mosaic of different systems and practices that share a common goal. If the emergency department had a mo