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ALiEM AIR Series | Environmental 2021 Module

by Chris Belcher, MD
Apr 09, 2021
Welcome to the AIR Environmental Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AI...
Tactical Medicine News

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Red, White, & Blue

A 29-year-old female presented to the emergency department for a rash on her right calf. 5 days prior, at her home in Alabama, the patient develo...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Juvenile Snake Bite

A 62-year-old male presented thirty minutes after being bitten by a snake in his garden. He stated that he thinks his finger was bitten twice. Th...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Tick Bite

A 14 year old girl presenting from Mexicali with altered mental status. Her mother reports a rash about a week ago following a tick bite. She had...
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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Painful Hand

What is the recommended treatment for a patient with this hand injury following a sting by the marine creature shown?
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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Getting Caught Yellow-handed

Which bodybuilding supplement is associated with hyperthermia and this clinical image? 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) Beta-carotene Caffeine Creatine Di...
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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Mushroom Mania

After eating the mushroom pictured, a 15-year-old patient arrives to the emergency department agitated, diaphoretic, and hallucinating, and then ac...
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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Tea & Toast | A Case of an Abdominal Rash

[Click for larger view] Chief complaint: Abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting History of present illness: A 46 year-old female with a past his...
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Accidental Hypothermia and Cardiac Arrest: Physiology, Protocol Deviations, and ECMO

Accidental hypothermia is a life threatening condition that can lead to a challenging resuscitation. The very young, old, and intoxicated patient a...
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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Blue Urine

A bedside urine test for a pesticide is positive as shown in the photo. What pesticide is being detected? Chlorpyrifos Diquat Glyphosate Paraquat
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Resuscitation of a Drowning Victim: A Literature Review

Drowning cases peak this time of year and represent a leading cause of mortality in children. For example, drowning represents the leading cause o...
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ACMT Toxicology Visual Pearls: Snake Bite

Envenomation by the pictured snake would be expected to produce which clinical effects? Bradycardia and hypotension Bruising and epistaxis Difficu...
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Climate Change and Emergency Medicine: A Specialty on the Frontline

Emergency medicine (EM) is on the frontlines of climate change, which the Lancet Commission declared “the biggest global health threat of the 21st ...
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ALiEM AIR Series: Environmental Module

  Welcome to the Environmental Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AIR ...
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Envenomations: Initial Management of Common U.S. Snakebites

Nothing says “emergency” like a bite from a venomous reptile. If you work in an area populated by snakes, which covers most of the United States an...
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Bark Scorpion Sting: Indications for Anascorp and dosing controversies

The genus Centruroides, also known as the Bark Scorpion, is found throughout the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Many emergency me...
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AIR Series: Environmental Module 2

Unlike the previous cardiology modules, the environmental module was comparatively under-represented in the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index....
Tactical Medicine News

AIR Series: Environmental Module

Unlike the previous cardiology modules, the environmental module was comparatively under-represented in the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index....
Tactical Medicine News

Evaluation and Management of Heat Stroke

Heat-related illnesses comprise a continuum of disorders ranging from the minor heat edema, heat rash, heat cramps, and heat exhaustion to the more...
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Trick of the Trade: DIY Circulating Water Bath for Frostbite Treatment

A 26-year-old woman presented to an urban Detroit emergency department complaining of bilateral foot pain after walking outside in the snow for 30 ...
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52 Articles in 52 Weeks: Landmark EM Articles 2013

To provide a resource for evidence-based Emergency Medical education, this list of must-read landmark articles was created to supplement the Emerge...
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Patwari Academy videos: Spider and Hymenoptera bites

These two videos continue on the theme of envenomations. Watch these great videos on the consequences and management of bites by spiders and Hymeno...
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Paucis Verbis: Management of Accidental Hypothermia

With all of the amazing, sunny weather here in California, I feel (briefly) terrible for all those braving the snowpocalyptic conditions across the...
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