Emergencies Inside the ER
When I come on to my shift, I don’t have any clue what I’m going to see - Kathleen Clem MD
image by: The Emergency Medicine Doctor
The times they are a changing
The integration of medicine 2.0 within our daily work routine may appear to be a complex and non-intuitive burden. However the web 2.0 rollercoaster is definitely a ride we should all take, with the deployment of progressive and adaptive internet based tools, the integration of high quality media and the evolution of semantic search. If the attitudinal wind of change is embraced and colleagues collectively combine their online knowledge, the clinical, educational, social and timely benefits are enormous. Generation Y will not, and should not, leave the rest of us behind. The author hopes this article stimulates as many people as possible to rise to the challenge and get with the times!
The day-to-day work of an emergentologist in the midst of the pandemic
Even in the face of this disease, new and from which we are learning day by day, despite even our own fears, we have an incredible opportunity to make a difference.
An uncomfortable truth: Is Emergency Medicine a failed paradigm? St.Emlyn’s
I state that I want EM to remain a broad based speciality, it is our real strength, but in doing so we need to maintain our breadth of practice that extends into the resus room. We should not let managers, systems or specialists make us unwelcome in our own house.
EM is the Same (Lots of Emergencies) but Different (No COVID-19) in New Zealand
I decided to change things up a bit to start off 2021. Ryan Radecki, MD, an EM colleague, podcaster, EBM expert, and Twitter hot-taker, up and moved his family and career from Portland to New Zealand during the pandemic. He offers a fascinating perspective on emergency medicine and life in general.
EM Mindset: Andrew Sloas – Emergentologist
We are a life and death subspecialty. While most may argue that cardiology is the best doctor for the heart and anesthesia is the best doctor to manage the difficult airway, I would dissent. An emergentologist does not have the luxury of meeting their patients in a clinic where they can casually sip coffee as the patient provides a thorough and detailed history.
We Need to Take Race Out of Algorithms
Why is it fat fertile female 40 for cholecystitis when there are so many men with it? Or the worst headache of your life for subarachnoid hemorrhage, not sudden-onset headache? Or reheated rice for Bacillus cereus or clindamycin for Clostridioides difficile diarrhea? (Some of these may ring true in your experience, while others don't at all. I reheat my rice all the time and happily risk every bite.)
What it’s like to specialize in emergency medicine: Shadowing Dr. Clem
When I come on to my shift, I don’t have any clue what I’m going to see. The entire shift is going to be a mystery until I get into it. And not knowing what’s coming through the door is part of the fun of what I do.
The times they are a changing
With the era of Generation Y doctors, open-source publishing, micro-blogging, ‘stumbling’ and ‘tweeting’ upon us, now is an important time to review the implications of the internet age on emergency medicine.
Top 20 Most Common ER Diagnoses
... patients primarily seek care at emergency departments for non-emergency medical events. Chest pain is by far the most common reason diagnosis at hospital ERs.
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Last Updated : Tuesday, November 15, 2022