Browsing: June 2015

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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
Stroke Alert: Beyond the Non-Con A 60-year-old female presents to the ED with altered speech and decreased responsiveness that began less than one hour ago. Outside of a resolving hypoxia, all vital
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It's Never Too Early Over the past 20 years, I have had the opportunity to work with thousands of different financial situations, encompassing many different practice and income models, as well as ma
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Wake-Up Call: Fear and Empathy in Emergencies The shrill sound of my pager rang me out of my early-morning stupor at 5 a.m. The small screen indicated that a Level 1 trauma was heading our way soon –
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The Pursuit I wish I were perfect. At least I wish I were a perfect doctor. As a human I'm willing to accept that I make errors and sometimes fall short or make missteps in life. But, when others are
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Cutting the Check: The Money Trail in the ED Has a patient ever asked you, “How much will this visit cost me?” Have you ever wondered the same thing? The world of billing is complicated, but it's ext
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Building EMRA Your Growth, Our Evolution In my seven years as an EMRA member, I have seen our association grow in size, strength, and influence. We've added not just members, but also accomplishments
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National Movements and Local Roots EMRA Continues to Represent its Members on the Largest Stages Hello EMRA members! It has been so exciting serving as your Vice Speaker. I joined the now 13,000+ mem