Browsing: April 2017

Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP If you're interested in health care policy issues, you've heard of — and most likely have met — Alison Haddock. Since her second year of residency, Dr. Haddock has been a st
Left Circumflex Artery Occlusions: (Electrically) Silent but Deadly A 63-year-old male is brought in by EMS after having a witnessed cardiac arrest while at work. Bystander CPR was started immediatel
Rapid Research Review: Data Sets and Summary Indexes Olga Kovalerchik, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident, EMRA Research Committee, Vice-Chair, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT You've just finishe
Setting Up for Success: The Importance of Medical Student Mentorship Whether through formal arrangements or casual interactions, medical students depend on the guidance of resident mentors to help th
Straight to the Source: Local Treatment Options for Low Back Pain Low back pain (LBP) is one of the top 5 chief complaints among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED), making it an imp
Managing Acute Right Ventricular Failure A 50-year-old woman with a history of primary pulmonary hypertension with right ventricular dysfunction presents with one week of worsening abdominal pain. Sh
Hospitals and Hackers: Keeping Patients Safe From Cyber Attacks An 83-year-old female with a history of sick sinus syndrome status post pacemaker implantation presents to the emergency department (ED
How to be an EMRA Program Representative Remember the saying “drinking from a firehose” we all learn during medical school? That's how I felt at my first EMRA Representative Council meeting. As I en
Weeding through the Effects of Marijuana Legalization Legalization of marijuana has become a heated topic in the United States as 8 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized it for recreational use
Caring for All in a Divided Society If you're anything like me, the latest news headlines have left a part of you feeling uneasy. Whether you're conservative or liberal leaning, it seems safe to say