Emergency Medicine Information Center
Stark differences exist in EDs across the United States with regard to scope of practice, expectations, team dynamics, and training requirements for PAs and NPs.
Can the length of time after hospital discharge influence readmission preventability among general medicine patients?
A significant number of avoidable visits to the emergency department are related to mental health and dental conditions.
Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.
Working through the night and sleeping during the day can be a difficult adjustment.
A patient's widow asserts that the clinician should have checked hospital records taken prior to admission.
Emergency providers need to make every effort to be responsible prescribers.
A young woman presented with symptoms consistent with aseptic meningitis after taking a dose of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.
Primary-care practitioners should change to accommodate patients seeking primary care from emergency departments.
Incision and drainage on already infected skin structures can always be uncomfortable for the patient.
Consider using topical ethyl chloride before the use of anesthesia when working with infected skin.
Involving a child in suturing can subdue perceived pain.