Browsing: October 2018

The etiologies of small bowel obstructions may vary between underdeveloped and developed nations, but the presenting signs and symptoms of an acute bowel obstruction are similar. When it occurs in a r
An important question still being researched is how much rest to prescribe after a concussion. With the advent of active rehabilitation, along with other techniques, we can better manage our concussio
Bleach can be found in most homes and workplaces across America. This broad, easy availability makes it a candidate for potentially toxic ingestions. When should you assess for structural damage?
Ocular swelling in children is a common complaint. But that doesn't mean the etiology is always common - or benign.
The treatment of choice for a pneumothorax is a chest tube, and when the small pig-tail catheter doesn’t do the job, the answer is to replace it with a larger bore – right? Not so fast.
As EMRA prepared for its 45th anniversary in the year ahead, we honor our roots and look forward to building on those accomplishments.
Knowing the differences between the pediatric and adult ECG will help you distinguish potentially life-threatening abnormalities from a normal pediatric ECG.
Crowded, busy emergency departments seem susceptible to an increased risk of slip-and-fall accidents that keep administrators awake at night. But does the evidence bear out this assumption?
With current trends toward increased boarding time in the ED, emergency care has become a multi-stage event that encompasses a lot more than procedures and decision trees.
The best treatment for heat-related illnesses is public education and prevention. How can you help from your ED?