Browsing: August 2017

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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
Angling for Success: Techniques for Fishhook Removal in the ED An 11-year-old boy presents to the emergency department. While fishing, he was startled by a dog. He began to run away but tripped, land
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Letter to the Editor Clarification on Take-Home Naloxone Dear Editor, We applaud EM Resident (June/July 2017) cover and related review on “Take-Home Naloxone.” We would like to provide clarification
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
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Keep on Rockin' in Emergency Medicine First and foremost, a huge welcome to all of our new members! We are so excited to have this year's interns up an at ”�em in our departments already. While you m
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Post-Intubation Sedation Bridging the Gap Between the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit The practice of endotracheal intubation is often executed as follows: the endotracheal tube is p
Is There a Doctor on Board? Answering the Call for Help It is not every day that we have an encounter that reminds us exactly why we love emergency medicine. I was fortunate and unfortunate enough to
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.
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
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Obsidian The pager goes off”¦ trauma activation. SICU and I'm on call. I make my way to the ED. My fellow resident is there, doing the lateral canthotomy, ET tube's in. It's bad — auto vs. pedestrian