9 10, 2015

ALiEM Bookclub | Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

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51k4NEasuFL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_They started at once, and went about among the Lotus-eaters, who did them no hurt, but gave them to eat of the lotus, which was so delicious that those who ate of it left off caring about home, and did not even want to go back and say what had happened to them, but were for staying and munching lotus with the Lotus-eaters without thinking further of their return.

— Odyssey IX, translated by Samuel Butler

8 10, 2015

EM Fellowship Match Advice: Simulation, Toxicology, and Ultrasound

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Fellowships doctors_solve_custom_text_puzzle_12406 copySubspecialty training within emergency medicine is increasingly becoming a popular route for those interested in pursuing an academic faculty position. This year, we will cover the ins-and-outs, nuts-and-bolts, and nuances for 3 fellowships available to EM residency graduates: Simulation, Toxicology, and Ultrasound. Modeled after the wildly successful EM Match Advice for medical students applying to residency, Dr. Mike Gisondi launches and hosts another successful series — the EM Fellowship Match Advice series.

5 10, 2015

Your Patient In Extremis: THAM To The Rescue?

By |October 5th, 2015|Critical Care/ Resus, Expert Peer Reviewed (Clinical), Tox & Medications|8 Comments

acid_20base_20balanceOne of the final common denominators dictating the success or failure of any resuscitative effort, be it a trauma or medical code, is the patient’s acid-base status. In the presence of acidosis, many of the tools at your disposal, including vasopressors, become impotent and the patient’s ability to strike a balance between bleeding and clotting or mounting an appropriate inflammatory response become deranged [1-6]. So what are the options to tilt the acid-base status in our favor?

4 10, 2015

ALiEM Bookclub: Beyond the ED – Recommendations by Dr. Jerry Hoffman

By |October 4th, 2015|ALiEM Book Club|2 Comments

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

canstockphoto8237186As colleagues in Emergency Medicine (EM) and education we can trace both our roots and see our branches. For many of us, including the bloggers, podcasters, mythbusters, and the skeptics can trace our journey back to Dr. Jerry Hoffman. Dr. Hoffman is internationally known as one of the founders of EM, the lead author of the NEXUS study, one of the hosts of EM abstracts, and the original EM skeptic. It is our distinct pleasure to have Dr. Hoffman contribute to this ALiEM bookclub series.

3 10, 2015

I am Dr. Sara Gray, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness: How I Stay Healthy in EM

By |October 3rd, 2015|Healthy in EM|0 Comments

How I Stay Healthy logoDr. Sara Gray (@EmICUcanada) is an emergency physician and ICU attending at St. Micheal’s Hospital in Toronto. In addition to being the Chair of the CAEP Critical Care Committee (C4), she is also the Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at St. Mike’s. Despite holding multiple positions, Dr. Gray still finds time to stay well, by staying in touch with her family and maintaining mindfulness. Her love for running and the outdoors, keeps her active and grounded. Check out how she stays healthy in emergency medicine!