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Emergency Medicine General



  • Taming of the Flu: A 2023 Update on What Is New

    The 2023-2024 influenza season is already among us, and healthcare practitioners on the frontline must have current knowledge of prevention and treatment strategies, particularly in our nation’s emergency departments.

  • Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    Recently the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) created a quality measure, just adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, that suggests early ultrasound for patients presenting with new abdominal or back pain and hypotension who have not been screened for an abdominal aneurysm at age 55-65 years or older.

  • Tachycardia in the Emergency Department: Part II

    This issue completes the two-part series on tachycardia. This issue will finish the discussion of additional causes of tachycardia, address management, and conclude by covering some challenging issues with this arrhythmia.

  • Tachycardia in the Emergency Department: Part I

    This issue is the first of a two-part discussion of tachycardia, the most common rhythm abnormality seen in the emergency department. Part I will discuss the epidemiology, etiology, and characteristics of the different tachycardic arrhythmias. Part II will discuss conditions affecting other organ systems that can produce tachycardia, then finish by reviewing the assessment and management of these patients. We hope these two issues will be useful to your clinical practice.

  • Fracture-Related Complications

    The goal of this review is to familiarize emergency physicians with the initial assessment of fractures as well as the identification and management of immediate, early, and late-stage fracture complications.

  • Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock

    This issue will review the management of traumatic hemorrhage in the emergency department, highlighting prehospital care, recognition of hemorrhagic shock, initial resuscitative measures, massive hemorrhage protocol, reversal agents, and technological advancements in medical and mechanical support for traumatic hemorrhage.

  • Complications of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease

    Alcohol use is the leading cause of liver disease and the second most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States. This article will discuss the complications seen in alcohol-related liver disease.

  • Pediatric Chest Trauma

    Pediatric thoracic trauma is the second highest cause of pediatric trauma mortality. It is critical for emergency care providers to be aware of the anatomic and physiologic differences in children, which result in significantly different injury patterns than adults. The authors highlight the essential steps for diagnosis and management of pediatric thoracic injuries.

  • The Hippocratic Oath: Are We Hurting Ourselves and Each Other?

    Our goal is to open a discussion about burnout, contributors that lead to burnout, and steps to deal with, minimize, and prevent burnout, which will facilitate better care for patients and caregivers alike.

  • New Advances in Cardiac Arrest Treatment

    Cardiac arrest requires emergent medical intervention, with the goal of perfusing the brain and other major organs while attempting to reverse the underlying etiology causing the arrest.