Browsing: June 2018

There are no hard and fast rules for therapeutic thoracentesis in the ED setting but there are some accepted best practices.
Summer is here, and that means it's time to prepare for away rotations. Here are 10 easy steps to help you succeed.
The AAMC's Standardized Video Interview is entering another year of piloting within emergency medicine. If you're planning to match, you need to understand and prepare for the SVI.
In this installment of the Program Director Interview Series, Nicole McCoin offers an overview of Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine.
Cervical collars are a ubiquitous piece of rescue equipment for EMS providers around the country. But are they really helping? The science is limited.
What's the best way to approach handoffs at the end of a busy shift? Try incorporating cognitive load theory to help improve the process.
Signs of posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocations can be subtle, but this condition is a true orthopedic emergency. Are you prepared to perform a reduction in the ED if necessary?
Hepatorenal and hepatopulmonary syndromes can be easy to diagnose in the ED, and proper management can significantly impact morbidity and mortality downstream.
Two techniques are currently used for guidewire insertion during central venous catheterization: introducer needle and angiocatheter over an introducer needle. Is one technique better than the other?
Repeated Valsalva maneuvers - like forcefully exuberant cheering - may not be the most common cause of Hamman's Syndrome, but it can happen.