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EM Cases Summit Tickets on Sale Nov 2nd, 10am EST

by Anton Helman
Oct 25, 2022
The peak Emergency Medicine educational experience is coming! Tickets for Virtual EM Cases Summit Feb 2-4, 2023 go on sale November 2nd at 10am EST...
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Select FOAMed EM Cases Summit Videos

A few select videos from EM Cases Summit 2021 have been made FOAMed and available here and on our youtube channel. The latest release is with Dr. R...
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Teaching LGBTQ+ Health: 10 Clinical Pearls

Are you confident in your skills when taking care of LGBTQ+ patients? Are you able to teach principles of LGBTQ+ health to trainees in your clinica...
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EM Cases Course 2019 Speakers Line Up!

After getting feedback from our sold out courses in 2016, 2017 and 2018, we have a superlative line up in store for you, with more live podcasts, s...
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Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Background: Approximately 80% of strokes are ischemic in origin leading to significant morbidity and mortality worldwide.  In ischemic stroke, ther...
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Spinal Immobilization in Trauma Patients

Background: It has been common practice in trauma to place patients in cervical collars and on long backboards (LBBs) to achieve spinal immobilizat...
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Introducing CME for ALiEM via FOAMbase

Ever wish you could get Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the Free Open Access Meducation (FOAM) you already consume? We are excited to...
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PEM Pearls: Perfecting your pediatric lumbar puncture using ultrasound

A lumbar  puncture (LP) is a common procedure that every emergency physician must master. Pediatric LPs can be challenging for even the most experi...
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Diagnosing the central slip injury

Figure 1. Laceration overlying proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of right second digit. (Photograph by Daniel Ting and Jared Baylis) A 34-year...
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Extensor tendon injuries of the hand: Emergency Department management

You are working in the treatment area with a medical student and she is ready to review a “straightforward” case with you. She presents a young, h...
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5 Tips for Managing Pain in Older Adults

Pain is the most common reason people seek care in Emergency Departments. In addition to diagnosing the cause of the pain, a major goal of emergenc...
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Managing migraine headaches in complicated patients

Case Vignette A 42-year-old female presents at 10 pm with a throbbing right frontal headache associated with nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and pho...
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Trick of the Trade: Pre-Charge the Defibrillator

In cardiac arrest care it is well accepted that time to defibrillation is closely correlated with survival and outcome.1 There has also been a lot ...
Tactical Medicine News

PEM Pearls: The nonvisualized appendix quandary on ultrasound

A 10-year old girl presents with progressively worsening right lower quadrant pain for the last 2 days. She reports having chills and feeling warm....
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Synthetic cannabinoid use reaches new heights: K2 is not just a mountain on the China-Pakistan boarder

You are working a shift in the emergency department, and you hear the ambulance sirens. EMS is bringing you two patients, friends from a nearby she...
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PEM Pearls: Assessing Radiation Risk in Children Getting CT Imaging – Managing Risk and Making Medical Decisions

The Case: A 5 year old girl presents to the ED with approximately 24 hours of suprapubic and RLQ abdominal pain. Vital signs are: Temp 38.2 C, ...
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PEM Pearls: Cardiac causes of pediatric chest pain

Children with chest pain commonly present to the emergency department. Both the child and family members may think their symptoms are due to a seri...
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Highlights from the 2015 American Heart Association CPR and ECC guidelines

The newest round of the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) c...
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