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Infographic: Pocket PEM

Pediatric Emergency Medicine can be intimidating for even some of the most seasoned providers, but Drs. Liz Fierro and Natasha Li (both PEM Fellows at Loma Linda University Health) have you covered! Their interactive infographic, Pocket PEM, reminds readers of some core PEM content, including pediatric fever, bronchiolitis, and the crashing neonate. […]

Find it hard to keep current with all the new clinical updates? Get caught up on key evidence-based guidelines, clinical pearls, and patient-centered recommendations for your patients in Emergency Medicine.

ED Charting and Coding: History of Present Illness & Past Medical, Family, Social History

Remember the “OPQRST” mnemonic? It stands for Onset, Provocation/Palliation, Quality, Region/Radiation, Severity, Timing. Not only can it guide your history taking, but charting these descriptors also ensures you can code at an appropriate level. The patient’s history is the first example of the balance between essential information and over-documentation. It should be comprehensive, yet be chief-complaint focused [1]. Below, we outline the components of a thorough and billable history. […]

Nov 17, 201211, 2012

PV card: PE Severity Index (PESI) score

Do you send some of your low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism home? This is a controversial issue which warrants a look at risk stratification tools. The primary one used is the validated Pulmonary [...]

Nov 14, 201211, 2012

Take the quiz: Do you know your antihypertensive agents?

Identify the antihypertensive agent: 1. Rapid acting systemic and coronary artery vasodilator with minimal effects on cardiac conductivity or inotropy. Well studied in pregnancy. Caution in patients with left ventricular failure, liver cirrhosis [...]

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APPLY NOW: 2016 Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) Education Fellowship Program

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference named the Cosmopolitan Hotel (Las Vegas, NV) its new home as of October 2015. The conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for U.S. EM residents to serve as an EEM Fellow for the next EEM conference in May 10-12, 2016. […]

Being a well-rounded healthcare professional goes beyond just knowing the scientific facts. Get inspired about your wellness, staying healthy, improving your efficiency, and finding a balanced work-life integration.

I am Dr. Lauren Westafer, Author of The Short Coat: How I Work Smarter

I first came to know of Dr. Lauren Westafer (@LWestafer) when she started the amazing The Short Coat blog as a medical student. I feel like such a slacker during medical school… She has quickly risen to the esteemed ranks of online medical education because of both the blog and her podcast, FOAMCast, with Dr. Jeremy Faust. Lauren has kindly agreed to share her tips for working more efficiently. […]

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