Browsing: October 2018

Dizziness is the third most common complaint reported in the ED. Asking the right questions and teasing out the details of this vague complaint can lead to proper management and reduced negative outco
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
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.
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?
Overcrowding in the emergency department can be a significant barrier to delivering efficient and high-quality care, but the impact on delivering equitable health care is less commonly discussed. Imp
The best treatment for heat-related illnesses is public education and prevention. How can you help from your ED?
The degree to which contrast media is directly responsible for the development of acute kidney injury is hotly debated.
Knowing the differences between the pediatric and adult ECG will help you distinguish potentially life-threatening abnormalities from a normal pediatric ECG.
Can you recognize severe valproate overdose? Understanding VPA pharmacokinetics is essential to help guide your treatment plan.