Browsing: June 2017

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Angela Siler Fisher, MD, FACEP Name/credentials: Angela Siler Fisher, MD, FACEP; @afishermd @TeamMaveRx Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Residency: Christiana Care Health
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Protecting the Protectors: Physician Roles in Tactical Emergency Medicine Support Just before 9 pm on a warm July evening in Dallas, gunfire rang out during a protest. As civilians ran, the men and w
Tough Calls: Prehospital Termination of Resuscitation Paramedics are on scene with a 65-year-old male who had a witnessed cardiac arrest (CA). CPR was not started until EMS arrived, and they have bee
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Everyone Else Ends Up Paying the Price Every 1% increase in uninsured leads to a $20 increase in ER bills for privately insured. "When someone without health coverage gets urgent—often expensive—medi
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Medical Simulation 102: Introduction to Simulation in EM Residency The goal for simulation is not task completion but optimization. Medical simulation was first formalized with roots in military medi
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The Crucible of Medicine: Reflections on Becoming a Doctor I entered the third year of medical school with great excitement. I was finally out of the classroom and seeing real patients, connecting w
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I Smell a Rat: Advocating for Resident As Teacher It looked like a scene from a horror movie — tiny bones scattered over the kitchen table vaguely resembling an amateur archeological adventure into a
ECG Challenge - June 2017 Case. A 54-year-old woman presents with weakness, poor appetite, and weight loss for several days. She also reports profuse non-bloody diarrhea. Vital signs are unremarkable
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Preshospital Sepsis Alerts: A Stemi or Stroke Equivalent? “This is Medic 19 bringing in a Sepsis Alert, ETA 5 min.” With that alert, you mobilize your team and prepare for the patient. When they arr
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Top 10 Zika Facts for Emergency Physicians Zika has gained worldwide attention as an emerging virus, especially with regard to dangerous complications affecting the unborn. In an increasingly interco