Browsing: April 2016

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
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
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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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
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Clinical Utility of BNP in Acute Congestive Heart Failure You are working in the acute side of your emergency department when EMS brings in a patient in respiratory distress on CPAP. EMS reports a 58