In this blog post we talk ear infections, or Acute Otitis Media (AOM)- a common disease commonly diagnosed... and probably commonly done wrong. We'll talk definitions of disease, common alternative diagnoses, and treatment plans by age. I assure you- you'll learn something new.
Prompt, safe, and effective pain management is a core competency of the emergency provider. Unfortunately, traditional strategies for administering analgesics for acute pain have shown poor success rates. In this podcast episode, Dr. Matthew Delaney shares a few evidence based pain management pearls you can use on your next shift.
In this blog post and podcast we take a look at the PARAMEDIC-2 trial and discuss the implications this study has on the use of epinephrine in out of hospital cardiac arrest.
How we deal with the Opioid Epidemic in the Emergency Department has been a topic of hot debate. We sat down with addiction medicine specialist Dr. Ken Starr to discuss buprenorphine use in the Emergency Department.
Coding patients in the community setting is difficult given constraints of man power, specialists, equipment, and other resources. Knowing how to code a patient well in the community is a skill all EM practitioners should master. In this post we review the priorities and pitfalls of coding in the community, with our guest Salim Rezaie.
Emergency medicine physicians have a love affair going on with ketamine for its versatility. In this post we discuss the optimal use of subdissociative dose ketamine (SDK) for analgesia as an alternative to opioids, with our guest Sergey Motov (@painfreeED).