Browsing: May 2021

Velocity time integral (VTI), also called stroke distance, is an ultrasound measurement that can help the emergency medicine provider guide both differentials and treatment. Here we will focus on its
Emergency physicians have been shown to be accurate at visual estimation of the left ventricular ejection fraction without quantitative measurements. However, there is still value in a quick and easy
In this month’s addition to the Program Director Interview Series, we got to chat with James Waymack, MD FACEP to learn about the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Waymack tells us
The impact COVID-19 has had on our personal and professional livelihood cannot be taken lightly. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have focused our efforts on protecting our patients, our loved
Becoming board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine is a simple process requiring 3 steps for residents who are in their final years of training. The ABEM Reside
Emergency department volumes dropped precipitously during the COVID-19 pandemic. This isn't a good thing, as studies are now showing the alarming effects when patients delay or forego healthcare. As v
The data and support for veno-arterial ECMO for cardiac arrest after massive pulmonary embolism is still lacking, but if your institution has the resource, this systematic review shows it may be worth
Symptomatic hyponatremia is a commonly encountered electrolyte abnormality in the emergency department. Treatment generally consists of 3% hypertonic saline therapy. But is a rapid intermittent bolus
A nationwide registry has shown targeted temperature management at a lower core temperature led to significantly better neurologic outcomes and survival at 30 days in patients with moderately severe p