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
SIMS Bringing Medical Simulation to Students Simulation is a fast-growing trend in medical education. It is an excellent way to train for situations that are ubiquitous in medicine. Additionally, it
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
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
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