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Myths in Emergency Medicine
LWW Journals
Dr. Swaminathan is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and the assistant director of the NYU/Bellevue Emergency Medicine residency. He is a creator of the EM Lyceum blog ( and the editor-in-chief of the Core EM blog ...

After the Match: The Doximity Dilemma
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, ...

Home > Current Issue > Special Report: Walk the Freedom Trail, Eat Clam ...
LWW Journals
This year's Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians will make you realize there's more to emergency medicine than, well, the actual medicine. There's humor, heart, social media, and metacognition. You'll learn physicians ...

Quick Consult: Symptoms: Vaginal Bleeding
LWW Journals
Dr. Burkholder is a third-year emergency medicine resident at Denver Health Medical Center, and Dr. Sande is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. A 19-year-old G1P0 woman is ...

Life in Emergistan: EDs of the Rich and the Famous
LWW Journals
Ever wonder what life is like while practicing emergency medicine in very beautiful, very coveted areas of the United States? I won't name towns or hospitals because the situations are highly reproducible from place to place and season to season. We'll ...

Doc APProvED: The Platform to Connect All Platforms
LWW Journals
Dr. Mohseni is an emergency physician in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and the chief innovation officer of Emergency Medicine Associates. He is the editor of his own blog, Follow him @amohseni, and read his past ...

Breaking News: REBOA Gaining Traction as ED Treatment
LWW Journals
“But the military's prolonged experience with managing hemorrhagic shock during the recent long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has provided new understanding of and placed a new focus on this significant problem in trauma and emergency medicine.”.

Mindful EM: Should Medicine Have A Cosmological Constant?
LWW Journals
Dr. Hazan is an emergency physician in Las Vegas and the author of the medical thriller Dr. Vigilante and the preteen urban fantasy series The League of Freaks. Find out more about his novels at He is also a board member with ...

Viewpoint: ED Intensivists: From an Elevator to a Specialty
LWW Journals
The gray zone between the ED and the ICU has widened to the point of giving birth to an entirely new specialty: emergency medicine intensivists, whose mantra is, “Geography should not determine care.” These physicians are comfortable with the tools ...

InFocus: Bath Salts: A High that Can End in Death
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 ...

Emergency medicine physician featured on this week's 'Walk'
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Dr. Evans Smith, an emergency medicine physician with East Texas Medical Center and medical director of the ETMC Wound Healing Center, leads this week's Walk With a Doc event on Thursday. He will speak about things patients should try before going to ...

Technological Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award
AAP News
Dr. Chang has been a technology advocate and educational technology researcher with the section since his involvement through, as well as PEMNetwork, PEMPix and as a new editorial board member of PediaLink. Dr. Chang is associate ...

Physicians share knowledge on emergency medicine
A day's seminar to share knowledge and also disseminate research findings and outputs on the Medical Education Partnership Initiative Emergency Medicine project, was held in Kumasi at the weekend. The programme, targeting emergency physicians, ...

Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital study will look at best ...
Baylor College of Medicine News (press release)
A study to determine which of three drugs commonly used to treat a condition called status epilepticus is most effective begins this month under the direction of Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital pediatric emergency medicine ...

Irrigation of cutaneous abscesses may not be necessary American College of ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Annals of Emergency Medicine is the peer-reviewed scientific journal for the American College of Emergency Physicians, the national medical society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing ...

On the Front Lines of Emergency Medicine: A peek behind the curtain
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
For those who have never worked in the healthcare industry—and maybe even those who have—the emergency room is a place of intrigue. This area of the hospital that has inspired many TV shows and movies becomes real as Dr. Steven Bentley shares ...

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Ann Emerg Med
Cost Consequence Analysis of Implementing the Low Risk Ankle Rule in Emergency Departments. (Jul 2015)
Emergency Department Pain Management in Pediatric Patients With Fracture or Dislocation in a Bi-Ethnic Population. (Aug 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Escherichia coli in Uncomplicated Cystitis in the Emergency Department: Is the Hospital Antibiogram an Effective Treatment Guide? (Aug 2015)
The Inaccuracy of Using Landmark Techniques for Cricothyroid Membrane Identification: A Comparison of Three Techniques. (Aug 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
End of life/palliative care/ethics. (Nov 2014)
Emergency department management of patients internally contaminated with radioactive material. (Feb 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Patients with cirrhosis in the ED: early predictors of infection and mortality. (Sep 2015)
Cerebral oximetry with cerebral blood volume index in detecting pediatric stroke in a pediatric ED. (Jul 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Link for Injured Kids: A Patient-Centered Program of Psychological First Aid After Trauma. (Oct 2015)
Afebrile Infants Evaluated in the Emergency Department for Serious Bacterial Infection. (Sep 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
Pain management framework in the emergency department: patterns in 40 emergency departments worldwide. (Jul 2015)
Renal colic: current protocols for emergency presentations. (Sep 2015)
A multifactorial system for equitable selection of cadaver kidney recipients. (Jun 1987)
The use and clinical importance of a substrate-specific electrode for rapid determination of blood lactate concentrations. (Dec 1994)
N Engl J Med
Prevention of myocardial damage in acute myocardial ischemia by early treatment with intravenous streptokinase. (Nov 1985)
Early treatment of acute biliary pancreatitis by endoscopic papillotomy. (Jan 1993)
Somatostatin v placebo in bleeding oesophageal varices: randomised trial and meta-analysis. (Jun 1995)
Cost effectiveness analysis of intravenous ketorolac and morphine for treating pain after limb injury: double blind randomised controlled trial. (Nov 2000)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Tourniquet Use in a Civilian Emergency Medical Services Setting: A Descriptive Analysis of the Boston EMS Experience. (Jul-Sep 2015)
Prehospital Trauma Triage Decision-making: A Model of What Happens between the 9-1-1 Call and the Hospital. (Aug 2015)
Air Med J
The lethargic diabetic: cerebral edema in pediatric patients in diabetic ketoacidosis. (Mar-Apr 2015)
An 8-year-old boy with altered mental status. (May-Jun 2015)
CBCED Features
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The Centers for Disease Control has established a Bioterrorism Program to ensure the rapid development of federal, state, and local capacity to address potential bioterrorism events. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control notifies clinicians of serious ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats. The Health and Human Services Office of Emergency Preparedness is responsible for managing and coordinating Federal medical responses to major emergencies, including those resulting from terrorism. Documents and resources to facilitate response planning for a terrorist incident
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An extensive list of CBRNE topics from the world's largest medical textbooks.
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Anthrax Infection
Arsenicals, Arsine
Biological Warfare Agents
Chemical Decontamination
Chemical Detection Equipment
Chemical Warfare Agents
Chemical Warfare Mass Casualty Management
Cyanides, Cyanogen Chloride
Cyanides, Hydrogen
Evaluation Of A Biological Warfare Victim
Evaluation Of A Chemical Warfare Victim
Glanders and Melioidosis
Incapacitating Agents, 3-quinuclidinyl Benzilate
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
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Vomiting Agents: Dm, Da, Dc
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Both CPK-MB and Troponin-I typically rise within 6 hours of the onset of myocardial necrosis. Which one is more sensitive for the early detection of a myocardial infarction?
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A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
Daily Eponym

For diagnosing thoracic outlet syndrome, decrease in ipsilateral radial pulse and/or presence of subclavian bruit while patient extending neck maximally, rotating head towards side being tested, and holding breath.

Daily Phobia

Fear of the opposite sex. (Sexophobia)

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iCardiac arrest: likelihood of mortality and neurologic recovery
iCommunity-acquired Pneumonia Mortality risk for adults
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iGeriatric depression scale (Koenig)
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iNIH Stroke Scale
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iSynovial Fluid Classification
iSystemic Glucocorticoids Comparison
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