Browsing: October 2020

In this month’s addition to the Program Director Interview Series we got to chat with Dr. Matthew McCarthy to learn about the St. Vincent's Erie Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Northwest Penns
A 72-year-old male with a history of hyperlipidemia presents to the ED after an episode of exertional chest pain which has since resolved. What is your interpretation of his EKG?
COVID-19 has brought a lot of negatives and challenges, so I will look for and take a positive wherever I can find it. One bright note this year: Pet adoptions are on the rise as people realize the he
While the techniques involved in placing or removing a central venous catheter can be monotonous, it is critical to remain cognizant of the complications that can occur with catheter insertion and rem
As providers on the front line in the emergency department, resident physicians need to pause and understand the process of petitioning patients for psychiatric placement, as this is essential to bett
It is important to consider that acute urinary retention can be a subtle clue of a neurologic process warranting emergent CT imaging to rule out vertebral fracture and MRI to rule out spinal cord comp
This is a unique case of Lemierre's syndrome in a person who injects drugs (PWID) without a history of recent oropharyngeal infection or the presence of a central venous catheter.
Malaria is a rare diagnosis in the U.S. As such, providers outside of infectious disease specialists or those with experience in travel medicine or global health may not be familiar with the disease.
A small, but often overlooked group of EM applicants are trainees transitioning from other residency programs. The number of residents who have transferred in to EM from other specialties is on the ri
Resident-driven, extracurricular topical discussions can improve and support resident wellness in an emergency medicine (EM) residency. Geisinger Medical Center has developed an innovative, collaborat