Browsing: June 2019

Once routinely prescribed for a variety of infections, fluoroquinolones have been shown to increase the likelihood of a host of negative effects and are now used sparingly. Do you know the 3 condition
Cuff defects top the list of structural causes of air leak from endotracheal tubes. Being able to troubleshoot the problem without changing the ETT decreases risk to the patient and saves valuable tim
Among U.S. hospitals, the proportion of leadership roles occupied by medically trained professionals is decreasing. But it's important to have physicians in administration - so it's important for resi
The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act was meant to ensure emergency care for all. While it has provided that type of safety net, some unintended consequences have not been as positive.
An EMRA travel scholarship helped add important skills that one recipient hopes never to need - yet is glad to have at the ready.
A 62-year-old female presents with 1 hour of crushing substernal chest pain. What is your interpretation of this EKG?
As kratom becomes more ubiquitous in the United States, a growing body of literature calls into question the safety of this herbal supplement.
Hydrofluoric acid is found in a variety of products and used in multiple industries, so exposure, while not exceedingly common, is not rare. Know how to treat HF toxicity and prevent contamination amo
A dearth of acute interventions for mental and behavioral health means we discharge many of our most at-risk patients home without first being able to significantly reduce their symptoms. Can ketamine
Foreign body aspiration is a frequent complaint in the ED. Finding the culprit, however, is not always straightforward.