Emergency Medicine Information Center
Publicly available online ratings of emergency departments and urgent care centers provide important insights for health systems.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Nurses Association have released updated guidelines for emergency care of injured and critically ill children.
Agreement between formalized triage assessment and simple clinical assessment was poor.
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 44-year-old man presents to the hospital with generalized abdominal pain, malaise, subjective low-grade fever, and a bruise on his left shin. He has an extensive medical history including HIV, hypertension, diabetes, and GERD, but he denies vomiting or diarrhea.
Community paramedics are trained within the standard paramedic education model and then complete program-dependent training with a goal of decreasing unnecessary hospital readmissions and improving overall patient care.
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.