Archive for the ‘Journal Club’ Category

time to talk about it….its just been approved in TriCounty now as an optional medication. RebelEM had a great post about it recently (click here) and several good articles as well that were included on the recent journal club for EMS Residents as well that I have included here as well. Click on all three […]

Last month we had some articles about the heat and the humidity as well. This month we are going to focus a bit more on conducted energy weapons (aka Tazers – but it is a brand name so I’m trying to be generic) These have been in the news recently in conjunction with individuals that have been […]

Taking care of patients with an acute myocardial infarction is tough; but how can we improve this process? “WE” as a healthcare system share the responsibility to identify, transport, treat, and discharge these patients as quickly and efficiently as possible. There are a LOT of moving pieces to this puzzle. Lets look at some of the current […]

On July 28, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) issued guidance on the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa. Although EVD poses low risk to the general population of the United States, CDC and WHO advise healthcare workers to be alert for febrile patients […]

This was forwarded to me and the original authors gave me permission to re-post it; this is a MUST if you are and outdoor enthusiast and working on your Fellowship in Wilderness Medicine We would like to invite all emergency medicine residents in the State of Michigan to the Michigan Regional Wilderness Medicine Rounds.  It will […]

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“Ah, he just has diarrhea again” Well, there is nothing that gets this ER Doc excited more then a good outbreak of something…especially when it is a third world intestinal parasite raging through the midwest! No, this is not as exciting as one of the Dan Brown novels about raging outbreaks that will destroy humanity, […]

“Doc, i swear, this guy has no pulse but he is awake and talking to me. Is this that zombie thing that you have been telling me is going to happen???” Actual words from one of my providers (no worries, i won’t name names!) when they first encountered a patient with an LVAD (Left Ventricular […]

great new article that was just published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Education On Prehospital Pain Management: A Follow Up Study French, Scott C.; Chan, Shu B.; Ramaker, Jill I think everyone who has ever given a push of morphine or fentanyl in an ambulance or other pre-hospital care situation should read it…we […]