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Infographic: Sepsis and Septic Shock

The definitions of sepsis and septic shock continue to evolve, but the management, including resuscitation and early antibiotics, remains a core skill of any successful EM provider. Dr. Augusto Saldana Miranda reviews these points, adding some parchment flare to his submission. […]

Apr 29, 201504, 2015

AIR Series: GU/Renal Module 2015

Welcome to the eighth ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR) Module! In an effort to reward our residents for the reading and learning they are already doing online we have created an Individual Interactive Instruction (III) opportunity utilizing FOAM resources for [...]

Apr 27, 201504, 2015

Four reasons not to order a Rapid Flu test

Every year emergency departments are inundated with cases of influenza-like illness. Rapid flu testing (RFT) offers the promise of a quick and relatively noninvasive rapid diagnostic test. However, the use of this test [...]

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.

Radiograph-Negative Lateral Ankle Injuries in Children: Occult Growth Plate Fracture or Sprain?

An 7-year-old girl presents to your Emergency Department (ED) with an ankle inversion injury from while performing gymnastics. Plain films of her ankle show no fracture. It has been a long-held presumption that skeletally immature children with fracture-negative radiographs should be immobilized with a cast given the concern for an occult Salter-Harris 1 fracture. “Children do not get sprains” is a common teaching point. But a recent 2016 JAMA Pediatrics article challenges that premise in a prospective cohort study of 135 pediatric patients.1 Can [...]

Nov 6, 201211, 2012

Trick of the Trade: Persistent paracentesis leakage

Dr. Matt Borloz (Carilion Clinic) recently emailed me his recent trick in fixing a persistently leaking paracentesis site. Read about his experience: A patient with advanced alcoholic cirrhosis with ascitic fluid leaking from a paracentesis [...]

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Top 5 Reasons to Join the ALiEM Fellowship Incubator: The “Fincubator”

We are thrilled to announce our newest project in the Incubator series, the ALiEM Fellowship Incubator! Modeled after and building on lessons learned from the Chief Resident Incubator, the “Fincubator” is aimed at all Fellows in Emergency Medicine, regardless of what subspecialty they are pursuing, with the goals of promoting mentorship, scholarship, and innovation. […]

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ALiEM Bookclub: When Doctors Don’t Listen

“So what does this ideal medical care look like? The great Tip O’Neill, himself a Boston man, used to say, ‘All politics is local.’ We believe in its corollary, that all medicine is personal. The world of better medicine starts with the individual patient interacting with the individual doctor.” -The October ALiEM Bookclub Selection: When Doctors Don’t Listen1, by Leana Wen and Joshua Kosowsky   […]

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