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Wellness Criteria for P.E. (Practice Enjoyment)

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Editors Note: As part of emergency medicine’s annual wellness week (#iEMWell18), Dr. Gerhard Dashi riffed off of the well known Well’s Criteria for Pulmonary Embolism to create the Wellness Criteria for Practice Enjoyment! Score yourself using our infographic to determine how likely it is that you are enjoying your practice! When to use the Wellness Criteria: The Wellness Criteria risk stratifies residents for P.E. (practice enjoyment) and provides an estimated pre-test probability. The …

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Continuous Evidence Evaluation: HSFC/AHA Focused Update on the Role of Ventilation in Resuscitation

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Did you know? ILCOR has shifted to a Continuous Evidence Evaluation (CEE) system What does this mean for you? You won’t get your giant q5year update anymore! Instead, experts and scientists will constantly scan the literature. When sufficient evidence requires a change in the guidelines, a FOCUSED update will then be released. When does this process begin? It already has! The first focused update was JUST released. New studies have strengthened ILCOR’s confidence about …

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My Heart Goes Boom… ß-Blockers in Cardiac Arrest

In Infographics, Medical Concepts by Sameer Sharif2 Comments

A 52-year-old male presents with chest pain. He arrests upon arrival to the Emergency Department and is found to be in ventricular fibrillation. You provide good CPR and defibrillate the patient, and treat him with doses of epinephrine and amiodarone in keeping with the ACLS algorithms. The patient continues to be in ventricular fibrillation despite even trying dual-sequential defibrillation and you are running out of other options for treatment. Should ß-Blockers be tried …

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The PECARN Pediatric Head CT Rule Project | An Insider’s Take!

In Infographics, Medical Concepts by Alvin ChinLeave a Comment

Editor’s Note: Everyone loves a great super hero origin story! And so we bring you the backstory behind the joint PECARN-ALiEM-CanadiEM knowledge translation project. Hope you enjoy both the story and, more importantly, the infographics! – TC In the pediatric population, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is amongst the most common reason for presentation to an emergency department.  TBI accounts for nearly 50,000 of the visits of children to an emergency department every year …