Browsing: December 2016

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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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
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
Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Not Your Average Heart Attack  A 32-year-old female presents to the emergency department (ED) with a chief complaint of severe chest pain. The pain started 3 h
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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
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
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
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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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Diagnosis and Treatment of Pneumomediastinum A 22-year-old female arrives in your trauma bay in respiratory distress. She appears slightly anxious and is mildly tachypneic. Vital signs are as follows