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18 01, 2018

Citing Audio and Video Publications on Your CV

2018-01-16T19:21:06+00:00

Audio and Video Publications on CV © Can Stock Photo / steinar14Medical education is changing and so too are the types of publications with high impact. No longer do we live in a world where traditional journal publications are the only meaningful contribution to academia and to our specialty. The “non-traditional” publications include podcasts, educational videos, and blog posts. Just like journal articles, these can be done very well with thorough research, attention to detail, and even peer review. They can have broad reach, inspire change, and initiate conversation.
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17 01, 2018

ALiEM Cards: Keeping the Sepsis Definitions and Criteria Straight

2018-01-16T18:51:30+00:00
sepsis definitionsIn 2015 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adopted the Sepsis Bundle Project, which is a quality improvement project aimed at reducing sepsis mortality by increasing compliance with national guidelines. But the CMS definitions of sepsis, differ from those is prominent trials (ProCESS, ARISE, ProMISE), and have since diverged from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign definitions, which may be different from your hospital guidelines! Also what are the criteria for SIRS, SOFA, qSOFA?
The ALiEM Card on Sepsis Definitions will help you keep it all straight.
15 01, 2018

Call to EM residents: Apply to join the 2018 Wellness Think Tank

2018-01-16T19:36:19+00:00

wellness think tankThis is a call to action for residents who have the creativity and passion to make life better for all trainees. The 2017 Wellness Think Tank survey of more than 1,500 EM residents found that, on average, 15 out of every 16 residents are struggling with burnout. It’s time to change that! We are looking for motivated residents to be a part of a one-of-a-kind grassroots movement to create a better and more sustainable culture within Emergency Medicine. Apply to join the 2018 Wellness Think Tank today!
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13 01, 2018

Free ALiEMU Course: In-Training Exam Prep with 250 Practice Questions

2018-01-13T19:50:01+00:00

We are thrilled to launch the ALiEMU In-Training Exam Prep Course! These 250 multiple-choice questions derive from the ALiEM In-Training Exam Prep Book, a project launched from the 2016-17 Chief Resident Incubator. Led initially by editors Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Dorothy Habrat, Dr. Margaret Sheehy, Dr. Samuel Zidovetsky, and Dr. Adaira Chou in the first edition, we are now in the updated second edition with editors Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Dr. Rochelle Zarzar, and Philippe Bierny. This content is now available as 5 sets of 50 questions, free on ALiEMU, and just in time for the upcoming exam!

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12 01, 2018

12 Must-Know EM Pharmacotherapy Articles of 2017

2018-01-11T10:14:58+00:00

Welcome to the 4th annual installment of our must-know Emergency Medicine pharmacotherapy articles post, this time for 2017. We summarize some important EM pharmacotherapy articles from the last 12 months. We have tried to focus on articles that you may have missed, but are potentially high-impact for improving clinical practice in the ED. Without further ado, we present the 12 must-know EM pharmacotherapy articles of 2017.

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10 01, 2018

Prochlorperazine, Metoclopramide, and Diphenhydramine for Acute Migraine Headache

The 2016 American Headache Society (AHS) released recommendations on managing adults with acute migraine headaches.1 In the November 2016 EM:RAP LIN Sessions podcast episode that I recorded, I realized that I overgeneralized several statements about anti-dopaminergic agents and the use of concurrent diphenhydramine for akathisia risk reduction. So I wanted to clarify things and share a deeper-dive on the topic, thanks to the constructive feedback and help of headache guru Dr. David Vinson and EM pharmacists Dr. Curtis Geier, Dr. Bryan Hayes, and Dr. Zlatan Coralic. Below summarizes the nuanced thought processes in the anti-dopaminergic treatment of migraines.

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8 01, 2018

Trick of the Trade: Fishhook Removal Techniques

2017-12-27T13:39:56+00:00

Penetrating fishhook injuries can be a common occurrence during the warm weather months. Initially, it is important to evaluate what type of fishhook was being used. How many and where are the barbs? What shape is it (treble hook, single hook)? The physical examination requires a thorough neurovascular exam and, if penetration depth is difficult to assess, radiographs should be utilized for further evaluation.

What approach do you use to remove these barbed fishhooks?

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