Browsing: August 2017

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Pediatric Drowning: In Over Your Head The sudden and unexpected death of a child is especially tragic when it is preventable, which is oftentimes the case with drowning. There have been multiple term
Improvised Medicine: Lessons from the Wilderness Improvised medicine might be viewed as a skill reserved for the wilderness — for the people who can whittle an entire trauma bay out of a few sticks.
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Affordable Care Act vs. American Health Care Act A Comparison of Central Principles The elections of November 2016, which left the Republican Party in control of Congress and the Executive Branch, ha
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EMRA Alumni Membership: We're Your People Throughout Your Career! EMRA members are uniquely talented individuals who shape the face of emergency medicine. We want to enable you to continue being rock
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Telemedicine A 34-year-old female woke up today with a sore throat. She hoped she would improve as the day went on, but the pain persisted despite over-the-counter medications. She tried calling her
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On Doctoring at the Olympics An Insider's View of Event Medicine Editor's note: During the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, two adventurous emergency medicine residents served as
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Anatomy of an EMRA Resolution The EMRA Representative Council passed a whopping 16 resolutions at its spring meeting in Orlando, tackling topics ranging from electronic and remote voting (now approve
ECG Challenge - Aug 2017 Case. A 97-year-old female with a past medical history of congestive heart failure with an ejection fraction of 20%, hypertension, and chronic left bundle branch block presen
Board Review Questions: August 2017 A social worker brings a 10-month-old boy to the emergency department for an examination before placing him in a foster home. He was removed from his own home beca
The Daddy Diaries: Emergency Tee-ball Editor's note: Dr. McDonald and his wife are raising 7 children as he completes his third year of residency, serves on the EMRA Board, and represents residents o