Browsing: June 2020

Prehospital personnel are truly on the frontlines of medicine, and they have been dramatically affected by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. As protocols shift according to supplies and emerging research, how
As much of the U.S. experiences a resurgence of COVID-19 cases heading into the height of summer, research continues at a brisk pace. Can dexamethasone - a relatively inexpensive, commonly prescribed
In this installment of the Program Director Interview Series we sit down with Radosveta Wells, MD to learn about the EM Residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.
A 46-year-old male with a history of hypertension presents with palpitations and lightheadedness. What is your interpretation of the ECG?
Implicit bias is rightfully the hot topic of the year, and it’s important to acquire a deeper understanding of it.
The bill a patient receives is more complicated than just the physician bill. It has multiple parts, and - depending on other services used during an ED visit - they may contain a few different charge
Placement of an ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous line (USPIV) is a common and relatively safe procedure. Don't fall into bad habits that lead to unsuccessful placement. Review the most common
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) can often be first diagnosed and recognized in an ED setting, both as a primary and incidental finding. Let's review a typical presentation and the unique pathology and s
Nerve agents are one of the most terrifying weapons of war. With many direct pathophysiologic effects, the psychological terror they instill is often the intent of their use. Emergency medicine provid
Malaria is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite. Symptoms usually present 1–4 weeks after infection but can present months to years later depending on the species.