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The Impact of EMS: What EMS Can Teach Medical Students about Patient Care Over the hum of the diesel engine, a call came through the radio: “131…We have a Code 3: 25-year-old white female, possible h
Capnography: Monitoring Asthma Patients Asthma is a common complaint among patients presenting to emergency departments, with approximately 2 million ED visits annually for asthma exacerbation in the
Diagnose this Condition The Case. A 43-year-old man presented to the ED with a 3-week history of a rash in a C7 dermatomal pattern that was burning and painful in nature. The rash began 3 weeks prior
Cultural and Ethical Barriers Cultural disparities and reactions may seem confusing to many physicians and volunteers. One evening, while practicing in a rural Ugandan emergency department (ED), I wa
SIMS Bringing Medical Simulation to Students Simulation is a fast-growing trend in medical education. It is an excellent way to train for situations that are ubiquitous in medicine. Additionally, it
ECG Challenge - Feb 2018 Case. An otherwise healthy 35-year-old male presents with 1 week of intermittent palpitations associated with substernal chest discomfort and dyspnea. What is your interpreta
Intraoral Ultrasound Guided Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage A peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a deep oropharyngeal infection that results in an accumulation of purulent material in the potential space
Postpartum Seizures A 25-year-old female presents to the ED after experiencing 3 seizures at home. She was discharged 1 day prior after a primary cesarean section because of failure to progress. She
Anhydrous Caffeine: The Other White Powder One teaspoon of anhydrous caffeine may equal approximately 25-28 cups of coffee, which can be deadly. Caffeine, formally known as (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine),
SIRS Criteria: A Nidus for Bias and How to Minimize It As the use of SIRS persists, it’s worth re-examining its intended application, potential for error, and current utility. With the removal of Sys