Browsing: April 2016

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
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
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
What Do Residents Need to Know? Emergency departments (EDs) nationwide depend on physician assistants (PAs) to assist in seeing high volumes of patients with varying complaints and complexity. In fac
Spotlight on Medical Education Fellowships “So, like, you want to teach?” When asked what I'm doing with the next year of my life, I often get a puzzled look. “Wait, what is medical education? Like,
Emerging Drugs of Abuse A number of new synthetic drugs have penetrated the United States markets and our emergency departments over the past several years. Poison control centers have experienced an
Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome A 43-year-old homeless Hispanic male presents to the emergency department (ED) complaining of generalized pain and weakness. On exam he is anxious, diaphoretic
Letter from the Editor I had no intention of watching the entire first season of Fuller House in one day. Instead, I had a mile-long to-do list that should have been completed before my next shift: a
Fractures and Fat Globules: Fat Embolism Syndrome EMS brings in a 20-year-old male who jumped from an overpass in a suicide attempt. He arrives with normal hemodynamics and is found to have bilatera
Resident Well-Being, the Future of GME, and a Shrinking Marketplace Much is happening in the world of graduate medical education (GME) right now, particularly in emergency medicine. While the AOA and