Browsing: December 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated nearly every aspect of life in 2020. But it was not the only topic on your minds. In true EM fashion, you were interested in everything this year.
In this month’s addition to the Program Director Interview Series we got to chat with Dr. Alisa Hayes to learn about the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Mil
Prehospital imaging modalities have the potential to change the way we deliver prehospital care. However, the cost effectiveness of equipping EMS with portable imaging modalities has yet to be seen.
Thrust into a pandemic unlike any other, health professionals today must continually adapt. Protocols change at dizzying rates, while the physical and mental demands of our jobs increase exponentially
Telemedicine may have the potential to modulate health care utilization and costs on a grand scale. The application of telemedicine is being explored as an alternative way of delivering care without i
Emergency departments across the United States have been plagued with overcrowding. In 2006 the U.S. Institute of Medicine declared crowding a national epidemic. Despite well-documented detrimental ef
Every year in the United States, approximately 500,000 patients request to be discharged against medical advice. This can lead to poor outcomes for the patient, ethical turmoil for the physician, and
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire country, but early data suggest its effects have been particularly devastating on Black and Latino communities.
A 24-year-old male with history of intravenous drug use and tricuspid valve replacement 10 days ago presents with pain at his sternotomy site. The surgery was performed at another hospital, and the pa
2020 marked the first year of the new unified residency match, and the data is here. How has the merger of the ACGME and AOA paths to accreditation affected osteopathic candidates?