Browsing: April 2016

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
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
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
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
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
Leaving our Agendas at the Door Over the past year, many of us have seen images of refugees and migrants attempting to flee countries of political unrest and move toward Western Europe. Many times, m
Top 10 Ways to Ace Your Away Rotations Why settle for being average, when you can be the best version of yourself? Take advice from those who know how to shine on EM away rotations – because when 4 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
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
ACGME Congress on Resident Learning and Working Environment: ACEP Testimony and Position Paper (reprinted with permission) Stephen Wolf, MD, FACEP Chair, ACEP Task Force on Resident Duty Hours I woul