Browsing: February 2018

The Impact of EMS: What EMS Can Teach Medical Students about Patient Care Over the hum of the diesel engine, a call came through the radio: “131…We have a Code 3: 25-year-old white female, possible h
Step 1/COMLEX | Exam Survival Guide Congratulations! Welcome to one of the most exciting times of your medical school career: preparing for your first big exams. Although it may not seem like it now,
Health Policy Journal Club: 30 Million Outside the “Golden Hour” Certain communities appear cut off from the nation’s best trauma care. In the U.S., cohesive trauma systems began to coalesce in the 1
Lessons on Burnout from a Fire Chief When the fire of residency is burning you up, remember to stay calm, stay low, keep your head up, and focus on what matters most.   It was a dark, calm night at t
Capnography: Monitoring Asthma Patients Asthma is a common complaint among patients presenting to emergency departments, with approximately 2 million ED visits annually for asthma exacerbation in the
Robert Suter, DO, MHA, FACEP, FAAEM, FACOEP-D, FIFEM Medical School: Des Moines University Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center Current Position: Emergency Medicine Consultant (USAR) to the Surgeon
Diagnose this Condition The Case. A 43-year-old man presented to the ED with a 3-week history of a rash in a C7 dermatomal pattern that was burning and painful in nature. The rash began 3 weeks prior
Program Director Interview Series: Linda Regan, MD, FACEP | Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency Program Linda Regan, MD, FACEP, is the program director at Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency
Cultural and Ethical Barriers Cultural disparities and reactions may seem confusing to many physicians and volunteers. One evening, while practicing in a rural Ugandan emergency department (ED), I wa
EMRA Journal Club: Intravenous Lidocaine for ED Patients with Renal Colic Renal colic affects 12% of people worldwide and recurs at a rate of 50%.1 First line therapy for management of pain associate