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Myths in Emergency Medicine
LWW Journals
Dr. Swaminathan is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and the assistant director of the NYU/Bellevue Emergency Medicine residency. He is a creator of the EM Lyceum blog ( and the editor-in-chief of the Core EM blog ...

After the Match: The Doximity Dilemma
LWW Journals
Dr. Cook is the program director of the emergency medicine residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, SC. He is also the founder of 3rd Rock Ultrasound ( Friend him at, ...

Home > Current Issue > Special Report: Walk the Freedom Trail, Eat Clam ...
LWW Journals
This year's Scientific Assembly of the American College of Emergency Physicians will make you realize there's more to emergency medicine than, well, the actual medicine. There's humor, heart, social media, and metacognition. You'll learn physicians ...

Quick Consult: Symptoms: Vaginal Bleeding
LWW Journals
Dr. Burkholder is a third-year emergency medicine resident at Denver Health Medical Center, and Dr. Sande is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. A 19-year-old G1P0 woman is ...

Breaking News: REBOA Gaining Traction as ED Treatment
LWW Journals
“But the military's prolonged experience with managing hemorrhagic shock during the recent long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has provided new understanding of and placed a new focus on this significant problem in trauma and emergency medicine.”.

Life in Emergistan: EDs of the Rich and the Famous
LWW Journals
Ever wonder what life is like while practicing emergency medicine in very beautiful, very coveted areas of the United States? I won't name towns or hospitals because the situations are highly reproducible from place to place and season to season. We'll ...

Doc APProvED: The Platform to Connect All Platforms
LWW Journals
Dr. Mohseni is an emergency physician in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and the chief innovation officer of Emergency Medicine Associates. He is the editor of his own blog, Follow him @amohseni, and read his past ...

Emergency Medicine Groups Partner To Offer A New Level Of Urgent Care--Using A ...
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Infinity HealthCare is pleased to announce their new partnership with Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG) to provide patients the ability to connect to an experienced emergency physician for ...

Mindful EM: Should Medicine Have A Cosmological Constant?
LWW Journals
Dr. Hazan is an emergency physician in Las Vegas and the author of the medical thriller Dr. Vigilante and the preteen urban fantasy series The League of Freaks. Find out more about his novels at He is also a board member with ...

Viewpoint: ED Intensivists: From an Elevator to a Specialty
LWW Journals
The gray zone between the ED and the ICU has widened to the point of giving birth to an entirely new specialty: emergency medicine intensivists, whose mantra is, “Geography should not determine care.” These physicians are comfortable with the tools ...
Facing death and our dying wishesThe San Diego Union-Tribune

InFocus: Bath Salts: A High that Can End in Death
LWW Journals
Dr. Roberts is a professor of emergency medicine and toxicology at the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Read the Procedural Pause, a blog by Dr. Roberts and his daughter, Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, at ...

Emergency medicine physician featured on this week's 'Walk'
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Dr. Evans Smith, an emergency medicine physician with East Texas Medical Center and medical director of the ETMC Wound Healing Center, leads this week's Walk With a Doc event on Thursday. He will speak about things patients should try before going to ...

Doctor gets international honor for help in India
Rome Sentinel
The award honors Dr. Amernath's contributions over the past 17 years in promoting, lobbying, developing and advancing emergency medicine in India. Recently, the Medical Council of India approved emergency medicine as a specialty with 40 residency ...

Technological Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award
AAP News
Dr. Chang has been a technology advocate and educational technology researcher with the section since his involvement through, as well as PEMNetwork, PEMPix and as a new editorial board member of PediaLink. Dr. Chang is associate ...

Emergency-room alternative gains steam
CT Post
He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician with more than 20 years experience in emergency medical care. After more than a decade as an emergency room physician at Greenwich Hospital, Heffer opened his first AFC center in March 2014.

How a Captain Morgan Advertisement Inspired an Emergency Room Technique
But all that changed when emergency medicine professor Gregory Hendey watched an ad for Captain Morgan rum. What if, he wondered, a doctor didn't straddle patients at all? By putting a knee beneath the raised knee of a person imitating the Captain and ...

Rural emergency rescuers discuss improving volunteer services
Columbus Telegram
One suggested solution involved lowering the training requirements needed to be certified as an emergency medical responder in Nebraska. Dr. Eric Ernest is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center and the ...

Physicians share knowledge on emergency medicine
A day's seminar to share knowledge and also disseminate research findings and outputs on the Medical Education Partnership Initiative Emergency Medicine project, was held in Kumasi at the weekend. The programme, targeting emergency physicians, ...

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Ann Emerg Med
An Observational Study of the Factor Xa Inhibitors Rivaroxaban and Apixaban as Reported to Eight Poison Centers. (Aug 2015)
Pediatric Readiness and Facility Verification. (Aug 2015)
Acad Emerg Med
Emergency Department Crowding and the Performance of Damage Control Resuscitation in Major Trauma Patients With Hemorrhagic Shock. (Aug 2015)
Microbiology and Initial Antibiotic Therapy for Injection Drug Users and Non-Injection Drug Users with Cutaneous Abscesses in the Era of Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (Aug 2015)
Emerg Med Clin North Am
Emergency department evaluation and treatment of acute hip and thigh pain. (May 2015)
Postcardiac Arrest Management. (Aug 2015)
Am J Emerg Med
Patients with cirrhosis in the ED: early predictors of infection and mortality. (Sep 2015)
Do-not-resuscitate orders among trauma patients. (Aug 2015)
Pediatr Emerg Care
Infective Endocarditis and Aortic Valve Abscess in an Infant. (Sep 2015)
If You Twinkle When You Tinkle, Stones Are Found on Ultrasound. (Sep 2015)
Eur J Emerg Med
A case management intervention targeted to reduce healthcare consumption for frequent Emergency Department visitors: results from an adaptive randomized trial. (May 2015)
Isolated fat pad sign in acute elbow injury: is it clinically relevant? (Jul 2015)
Traumatic dislocation of the hip. (Jun 1983)
The total artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation. A report of two cases. (Dec 1986)
N Engl J Med
Effect of a short course of prednisone in the prevention of early relapse after the emergency room treatment of acute asthma. (Mar 1991)
Management of emergencies. I. Management of the unconscious patient. (Apr 1966)
Evidence of methodological bias in hospital standardised mortality ratios: retrospective database study of English hospitals. (2009)
Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. (2011)
Prehosp Emerg Care
Characteristics of Patients Transported by a Paramedic-staffed Helicopter Emergency Medical Service in Victoria, Australia. (Jul-Sep 2015)
Feasibility of Remote Ischemic Peri-conditioning during Air Medical Transport of STEMI Patients. (Aug 2015)
Air Med J
Helicopter patient transportation service on the Ulleung Island, South Korea. (Nov-Dec 2014)
Should Charity Air Medical Organizations Require Commercial Certification of Their Pilots? (Jul-Aug 2015)
CBCED Features
Links to other web pages related to Biologic Counterterrorism and Emerging Diseases. The Casualty Care Research Center prepared this series of real-life-based risk scenarios.
The Centers for Disease Control has established a Bioterrorism Program to ensure the rapid development of federal, state, and local capacity to address potential bioterrorism events. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control notifies clinicians of serious ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats. The Health and Human Services Office of Emergency Preparedness is responsible for managing and coordinating Federal medical responses to major emergencies, including those resulting from terrorism. Documents and resources to facilitate response planning for a terrorist incident
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Anthrax Infection
Arsenicals, Arsine
Biological Warfare Agents
Chemical Decontamination
Chemical Detection Equipment
Chemical Warfare Agents
Chemical Warfare Mass Casualty Management
Cyanides, Cyanogen Chloride
Cyanides, Hydrogen
Evaluation Of A Biological Warfare Victim
Evaluation Of A Chemical Warfare Victim
Glanders and Melioidosis
Incapacitating Agents, 3-quinuclidinyl Benzilate
Incapacitating Agents, Agent 15
Incapacitating Agents, Cannabinoids
Incapacitating Agents, LSD
Incendiary Agents, Magnesium and Thermite
Incendiary Agents, Napalm
Incendiary Agents, White Phosphorus
Irritants: Cs, Cn, Cnc, Ca, Cr, Cnb, PS
Lung-Damaging Agents, Chlorine
Lung-damaging Agents, Chloropicrin
Lung-damaging Agents, Diphosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Phosgene
Lung-damaging Agents, Toxic Smokes: Nox, Hc, Rp, Fs, Fm, Sgf2, Teflon
Nerve Agents, G-series: Tabun, Sarin, Soman
Nerve Agents, V-series: Ve, Vg, Vm, Vx
Personal Protective Equipment
Q Fever
Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B
T-2 Mycotoxins
Urticants, Phosgene Oxime
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis
Vesicants, Mustard: Hd, Hn1-3, H
Vesicants, Organic Arsenicals: L, ED, MD, PD, HL
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Vomiting Agents: Dm, Da, Dc
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