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
Intraoral Ultrasound Guided Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage A peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a deep oropharyngeal infection that results in an accumulation of purulent material in the potential space
Perspective: Enviromedics (Health Implications of Climate Change) Like many of you, I used to see climate change as an existential topic — and one that did not relate to me specifically. Maybe one ye
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
ECG Challenge - Feb 2018 Case. An otherwise healthy 35-year-old male presents with 1 week of intermittent palpitations associated with substernal chest discomfort and dyspnea. What is your interpreta
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