Browsing: December 2016

Pimping 101: Maximizing Medical Student Teaching on Shift We've all been there........you wake up late, arriving to your shift just in the nick of time. You log on to the computer and notice the wait
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To Cuff or Not to Cuff...That is the Question You are working a busy shift in the emergency department when you answer the EMS radio: “10-month-old, active compressions, GCS 3, be there in 2!” As yo
John J. Rogers, MD, CPE, FACS, FACEP, ACEP Chairman of the Board Newly elected ACEP Chairman of the Board John Rogers, who recently completed a term as the ACEP Board liaison to EMRA, is known for hi
Consult Corner OB-GYN Victoria Fitz, MD OB/GYN Resident University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC EMR: What is the most effective way to present an OB/GYN consult over the phone? CC: The goal sho
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Letter from the Editor Some days I feel like quitting. I always imagine it happening in the same way. It will be the end of an exhausting 12-hour overnight shift. I will have just been yelled at by a
Board Review Questions: November 2016 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
Why Does EMRA Membership Matter? Hey there EMRA! This is my first letter to you as this year's president, and I honestly could not be more excited to write it. EMRA is an incredible organization. We
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Recognizing Compassion Fatigue: Seeing Past the Present She was constantly in the emergency department for alcohol and drug intoxication. Staff dreaded her because she was usually inebriated and aski
Rapid Research Review: Study Types Case-Control (“What happened?”) Compares a group with a disease to a group without disease.  This study can calculate an odds ratio. Advantages: many exposures can
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Palliative Care, Part 2: A How-To Guide Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series. Michael is tired. The emergency department (ED) is inconceivably busy. The waiting room census keeps gr