Browsing: June 2015

Opinions and History on Laryngoscopy As Kleenex ® has evolved to relate to facial tissue, video laryngoscopy (VL) has become a descriptor for any use of a laryngoscope device with a video camera on i
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Ethical Dilemmas During the Global Health Elective The Other Side of the Looking Glass The blood will not stop flowing. Marked with many of the sequelae of late-stage AIDS, my 19-year-old HIV-positiv
Resuscitation and the Humeral Intraosseous Line A lethargic 56-year-old female with a history of end stage renal disease and intravenous drug use presents with hypoglycemia and severe hypotension. De
Three-in-One: The Forearm Nerve Block A 29-year-old carpenter rushes into your emergency department with a 6 cm laceration on the palmar aspect of his hand after mishandling a power saw. The lacerati
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Researching Barriers Research — An Important Skill? The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) states that a medical “curriculum must advance residents' knowledge of the basic p
MSIV Reflections on Matching EM (Part 2) What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then From the EMRA Medical Student Council   Introduction Welcome back to part two of our MSC's reflections on matching, th
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Thrombolytics for Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy A 32-year-old pregnant woman at 30 weeks gestation is brought to the emergency department. Earlier in the day she had a sudden onset of shortness of
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Tackling Transitions: The Pace of Medical Training and Practice At this time of year, nearly everyone on the physician's path is in a state of transition. For many, the beginnings of medical school,
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The Value of Variety The knowledge base required for clinical expertise in emergency medicine is immense. Even after decades of practice, it is still routine to hear seasoned emergency physicians mak
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Short of Breath Short List The diagnosis of cardiopulmonary pathology in a pregnant patient presenting with dyspnea and/or chest pain can be an arduous task given the physiologic changes of pregnancy