Browsing: April 2016

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We Found Our Spring Awards Recipients! We searched far and wide for the best of the best, and we found you! Please join EMRA in congratulating the 2016 Spring Awards recipients. These outstanding med
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ABA, ABEM Announce Combined Residency for EM/Anesthesia The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) have announced the launch of a new option for co
Tips for Tots: Ocular Chemical Burns A 3-year-old boy presents with his frantic parents after spilling bleach in his right eye 20 minutes prior to arrival while playing in the laundry room. Parents d
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Shift Fatigue At the 11th Hour We have all felt it. The fatigue. The hunger. The hazy fog that ensues 11 hours into our shift. How does the average physician react in times of mental exhaustion? Do w
Confirmation of Endotracheal Intubation with Bedside US A 45-year-old female is brought into your emergency department after cardiac arrest. A quick history from her husband reveals they recently ret
Board Review Questions: April 2016 In a patient with ataxia, what diagnosis is suggested by a positive Romberg test? A. Cerebellar ataxia B.      Motor ataxia C.      Sensory ataxia D.     Vestibular
Diagnose this Rash The Patient A 54-year-old female presents to the emergency department with a rash on her hands and legs that has progressed over the past day. She reports having used Lysol to clea
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Rapid Research Review: PPV and NPV An Initiative of the EMRA Research Committee Terms Positive Predictive Value (PPV): The probability that a positive test result predicts disease Negative Predictive
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Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP Engage in a 5-minute conversation with ACEP President-Elect Becky Parker, and her densely packed CV will begin to make sense: Energy, connections, and clarity are hallmar
5-Step Approach to Marine Envenomations When medical toxicologist Matthew Sztajnkrycer, MD, FACEP, was a second-year resident, he answered a truly strange telemetry call. EMS had arrived on scene of