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Breaking News: Still Transporting on Backboards? No Evidence Supports Use
LWW Journals
That was a bad accident.' The EMS providers feared being wrong, and we immobilized everyone who possibly had any kind of spinal injury,” said Brian Clemency, DO, MBA, an assistant professor of emergency medicine and the EMS fellowship director at the ...

Myths in Emergency Medicine
LWW Journals
Dr. May is a consultant emergency physician with specialty training in pediatric emergency medicine at John Radcliffe Hospital and Horton General Hospital, both in Oxfordshire, UK. She writes regularly for Follow her on Twitter ...

Qatar- Emergency medicine and public health forum from January 16
β€œThe conference underscores the importance of focusing on the crucial interface between two major components of the health system β€” emergency medicine and public health. In Qatar and many other parts of the world emergency departments are the point ...

Emergency medicine school opens satellite office
Standard Speaker
Local first responders will no longer have to travel far to receive advanced emergency medical training. Courses will be offered through a satellite of the George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute based at the Business and Education Center at ...

After the Match After the Match: We're All Going to Hell
LWW Journals
Dr. Cook is the program director of the emergency medicine residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC. He is also the founder of 3rd Rock Ultrasound ( Friend him at, ...

Emergentology: Documentation for Documentation's Sake
LWW Journals
I attended the Essentials of Emergency Medicine conference this year, and colleagues from across the country reported the same experience. If you documented vital signs in your physician note prior to discharge but they didn't also get documented in ...

Spontaneous Circulation: What to Do After the Heart Starts
LWW Journals
He completed a combined emergency medicine/internal medicine residency and fellowships in critical care and emergency cardiology at Hennepin County Medical Center. Visit his website,, follow him @resusreview, and read his past ...

Home > Current Issue > Special Report: Class-Action Lawsuits Find Fault with ...
LWW Journals
Mr. Kramer declined to speak with Emergency Medicine News, but his practice is currently involved with at least three class-action lawsuits claiming unfair ED billing practices at hospitals across the country, including Prime Healthcare/Huntington ...

Toxicology Rounds: Test Your Tox Smarts with the Annual EMN Pop Quiz
LWW Journals
Dr. Gussow is a voluntary attending physician at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Rush Medical College, a consultant to the Illinois Poison Center, and a lecturer in emergency ...

Treating Sympathomimetic Toxicity
LWW Journals
Dr. Roberts is a professor of emergency medicine and toxicology at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Read the Procedural Pause, a blog by Dr. Roberts and his daughter, Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, at ...

Quick Consult: Symptoms: Shortness of Breath, Chest Pain
LWW Journals
Dr. Kaplan is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. Read her past columns at A 73-year-old woman with a past medical history of insulin-dependent ...

Lions And Tigers and Bears: A Boxer's Fracture
LWW Journals
Dr. Swisher is a clinical associate professor in the Drexel University Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Philadelphia and the first and only female board member of, the educational website. She was graduated from the Medical ...

Video Telemedicine Market – The Future of Telemedicine in Emergency Medicine (blog)
Video communication has been the topic of fascination since the era of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Russia. Earlier even a small glimpse of human form was considered an achievement. Today, modern technology has advanced to ...

Tales From the Emergency Room on New Year's Eve
ABC News
Even on the calmest day of the year, emergency medicine doctors are prepared to expect the unexpected. But on New Year's Eve, all bets are off. Ask any doctor and he or she will tell you; the only place crazier than Times Square on New Year's is the ...

M'luru: Renovated emergency medicine dept inaugurated at AJ hospital
A J Hospital & Research Centre has upgraded the 'Emergency Medicine Department'. The renovated Emergency Medicine Department has 30 beds with 8 bed emergency ICU. Every bed is equipped with wall mounted cardiac monitors. ICU is provided with ...

Spike in drug shortages worries ED physicians
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association,
A new study in <i>Academic Emergency Medicine</i> reports that drug shortages increased more than five-fold from 2008&#8211;14. Of the nearly 1,800 documented drug shortages from 2001 to 2014, the researchers found that approximately one-third were ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Implementation of Computerized Physician Order Entry Is Associated With Increased Thrombolytic Administration for Emergency Department Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke. (Dec 2015)
Irrigation of Cutaneous Abscesses Does Not Improve Treatment Success. (Sep 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Understanding Overuse of Computed Tomography for Minor Head Injury in the Emergency Department: A Triangulated Qualitative Study. (Nov 2015)
Monte Carlo Simulation Modeling of a Regional Stroke Team's Use of Telemedicine. (Dec 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Congestive Heart Failure. (Aug 2015)
Depression and the Suicidal Patient. (Nov 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Effect of a backboard on compression depth during cardiac arrest in the ED: a simulation study. (Oct 2015)
Length of stay in EDs: variation across classifications of clinical condition and patient discharge disposition. (Jan 2016)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Before the Flood: Impact of Coordination of Care and Direct Admissions on Emergency Department Volumes. (Nov 2015)
Emergency Childcare for Hospital Workers During Disasters. (Dec 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Time delay to surgery for appendicitis: no difference between surgical assessment unit and emergency department. (Oct 2015)
Out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation strategies using one-handed chest compression technique for children suffering a cardiac arrest. (Nov 2015)
Abdominal aortic thrombosis in association with an attempted Heimlich maneuver. (Mar 1983)
Risk of infection during CPR training and rescue: supplemental guidelines. The Emergency Cardiac Care Committee of the American Heart Association. (Nov 1989)
N Engl J Med
Persons found in their homes helpless or dead. (Jun 1996)
The effects of self-administering emergency contraception. (Jul 1998)
Prospective evaluation of eligibility for thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction. (Jun 1996)
Cost analysis of nurse telephone consultation in out of hours primary care: evidence from a randomised controlled trial. (Apr 2000)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Lights and Siren Transport and the Need for Hospital Intervention in Trauma Patients. (Sep 2015)
Procedures Performed by Emergency Medical Services in the United States. (Jan-Feb 2016)
Air Med J
Successful airtraq use in an air medical transport system. (Nov-Dec 2014)
The Need for a UK Helicopter Emergency Medical Service by Night: A Prospective, Simulation Study. (Jul-Aug 2015)
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Incapacitating Agents, Agent 15
Incapacitating Agents, Cannabinoids
Incapacitating Agents, LSD
Incendiary Agents, Magnesium and Thermite
Incendiary Agents, Napalm
Incendiary Agents, White Phosphorus
Irritants: Cs, Cn, Cnc, Ca, Cr, Cnb, PS
Lung-Damaging Agents, Chlorine
Lung-damaging Agents, Chloropicrin
Lung-damaging Agents, Diphosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Phosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Toxic Smokes: Nox, Hc, Rp, Fs, Fm, Sgf2, Teflon
Nerve Agents, G-series: Tabun, Sarin, Soman
Nerve Agents, V-series: Ve, Vg, Vm, Vx
Personal Protective Equipment
Q Fever
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
T-2 Mycotoxins
Urticants, Phosgene Oxime
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
Vesicants, Mustard: Hd, Hn1-3, H
Vesicants, Organic Arsenicals: L, ED, MD, PD, HL
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Any of several diseases of the throat


  • Drooping valve (MVP)
  • Enlargement of LV with strain
  • Potassium loss (hypokalemia)
  • Reciprocal ST- depression (in I/W AMI)
  • Embolism in lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • Subendocardial ischemia
  • Subendocardial infarct
  • Encephalon haemorrhage (intracranial haemorrhage)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Shock
  • Toxicity of digitalis, quinidine


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iCardiac arrest: likelihood of mortality and neurologic recovery
iCommunity-acquired Pneumonia Mortality risk for adults
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iOpioid Potency Comparison
iPediatric Resuscitation Equipment - Sizing by Age
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iSynovial Fluid Classification
iSystemic Glucocorticoids Comparison
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