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Outside the ED: How EMS can Improve Your Emergency Medicine Residency Pre-hospital medicine offers unique opportunities to an EM physician, and EMS training complements the emergency medicine curric
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A Reflection on Mental Health and Emergency Medicine After a knock on the door, I entered the hospital room to find Lisa, a 12-year-old patient who was seated on the exam table, eyes fixed on her sho
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Backboards: Do They Really Have Your Back? Spinal immobilization has long been considered standard practice for pre-hospital trauma patients. Placing patients on long spinal boards is one of the most
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Management of Hypothermia from Wilderness to the ED Wilderness medicine entails the treatment of exposure-related maladies in the middle of nowhere. Well, not always. While this blossoming field of e
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Osteopathic EM: Two Roads, One Destination The Changing Training Landscape In February 2014, after months of discussion, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for G
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A Brief Review of Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure A 56-year-old male with a history of end stage COPD, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary hypertension comes into your ED in respiratory failure. His initial o