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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Toxic Mouth Pain

A middle-aged Asian female presents to the emergency department complaining of 2-3 days of mouth pain. She has chewed betel nut for a number of years. Which of the following is true regarding her presentation and management? Debridement should be avoided. Metronidazole is contraindicated due to the potential of a disulfiram-like reaction. Oral secretagogues should be used due to the anticholinergic effects. The patient is at increased risk of oral cancer. […]

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.

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Management of Major Pelvic Trauma

Pelvic trauma frequently is associated with other injuries from the high force required to break the pelvis. Management is focused on stabilizing the pelvis and stopping the bleeding. Due to other injuries requiring emergent surgical stabilization, pelvic trauma is primarily managed surgically with pre-peritoneal packing and external fixation, followed by angioembolization for continued bleeding. Emergency physicians must quickly resuscitate patients while gathering vital information to direct the correct definitive bleeding control strategy. New endovascular techniques [...]

Everything you need to survive and thrive in academia, focusing on professional development across the spectrum of life-long learners including medical students, residents, and faculty

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ALiEM Awards 2016: A Call for Nominations

ALiEM is proud to announce the 2016 Call for Award Nominations. We believe in supporting the hard work, creativity, and scholarly output that is enhancing the experience of learners who utilize social media for their medical education. We believe it is important to recognize leaders who excel at innovative, online content creation. Consider nominating yourself or your colleagues! […]

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.

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I am Dr. Matt Dawson – Co-Host of Ultrasound Podcast: How I Work Smarter

In this new installment in the “How I Work Smarter” series, we are featuring one half of ultrasonography royalty, Dr. Matt Dawson (@UltrasoundPod), who has dominated the EM ultrasound world along with Dr. Mike Mallin (who is featured next week!). I am always impressed with how Matt can do it all – create, podcast, publish e-books and journal articles, and email responsively. Take a read of his practical pearls, although now I no longer wonder how he manages to [...]