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  • Type II Salter-Harris fracture

SplintER Series: Salter-Harris Fractures

A 6 year-old boy presents with left wrist pain after he fell off the monkey bars onto an outstretched hand. You obtain wrist x-rays and see an abnormality. What is the most likely diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management plan? […]

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.

  • Hook of Hamate Fracture on Carpal Tunnel view

SplintER Series: Pain in the Palm

A 17 year-old left hand dominant high school baseball player presents with severe, sharp pain in his right hand at the hypothenar eminence with associated numbness and tingling of his 4th and 5th digits. The pain and tingling began after he swung his bat and hit a ground ball. You obtain x-rays and see an abnormality. What is the most likely diagnosis, differential diagnosis, and management plan? […]

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

Just-in-Time Training for Emergency Medicine Radial Arterial Line Placement

A 63-year-old male presents for acute onset of headache, neck pain, and altered mental status. He has a prior history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia but recently lost his insurance and has been unable to fill his medications. As a well-informed 2nd year resident, you suspect the presence of a ruptured subarachnoid hemorrhage and arrange an expedited trip to the CT scanner. The patient’s blood pressure continues to remain elevated and you initiate an antihypertensive drip. [...]

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.

Beyond the Abstract | Resident Motivations and Experiences in Listening to Educational Podcasts

Podcasts are all the rage these days, and it is not surprising that some residents spend more time with podcasts than any other educational resource.​1–3​ But why? And how do podcasts fit with other forms of learning, like lectures, textbooks, and clinical teaching? In our recent article published in Academic Medicine, we explored these questions. Using qualitative interviews and analysis, we identified 3 overarching themes that shed light on residents’ podcast listening behaviors and the [...]

Feb 12, 201902, 2019

IDEA Series: A Workshop to Reflect on Personal Resilience

The Problem Burnout is a well-known syndrome characterized by poor self-care, dehumanization, exhaustion, and reduced effectiveness. The study of wellness and resilience among emergency medicine (EM) providers and trainees has recently blossomed, largely as [...]

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