Browsing: Clinical

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted EM residents from Chicago's Swedish Hospital to reach out to their community, visiting local businesses to help educate and protect citizens.
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.
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
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.
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
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
What is possible with highly coordinated ECMO-facilitated cardiopulmonary resuscitation? A recent study demonstrates the value of exploring interesting alternatives such as ECMO cannulation in the eme
Bell's palsy, also called idiopathic facial nerve palsy, is the paralysis of facial motor function without an identifiable cause. It typically presents with sudden onset unilateral facial paralysis an
As resident doctors, we are tasked with leading resuscitations, explaining our thought processes, and debriefing our team. All too often our pre-hospital peers are forgotten members of this team. We m