EM PHARMACY PEARLS PSYCHIATRY TOX & MEDICATIONS
Should Diphenhydramine be included in an Acute Agitation Regimen?

Background Acute agitation in the emergency department is a common issue that frequently requires the use of chemical sedation to preserve safety for patients and healthcare workers. A commonly employed treatment regimen is the combination of haloperidol 5 mg + lorazepam 2 ...

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EXCLUSIVE OTC PSYCHIATRY
Meet Sensate – A Device That Calms Your Fight or Flight Response: Interview Exclusive

A quick way to soothe your nerves sounds too good to be true. There are many methods and techniques used for achieving this “calm” that include breath work, visualization, meditation, and other individualized activities. However, what intrigued us was that there is a device on...

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EMERGENCY MEDICINE EXPERT PEER REVIEW (NON-CLINICAL) PSYCHIATRY
Human Trafficking in the ED – What you need to know

Human trafficking is a devastating crime, where a human being’s labor is exploited through force, fraud, or coercion, for someone else’s profit (1). For survivors, connecting to support in the community can be incredibly difficult, and may come at the expense of their perso...

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FAU GERIATRICS PSYCHIATRY
Robotic Cat Improves Mood and Cognition for People with Dementia

A research team at Florida Atlantic University has tested a robotic cat in its ability to influence the mood and cognition of patients with dementia. The furry device moves and make realistic noises, and can provide a source of companionship and entertainment for patients, wit...

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CENTRAL LINE EM CASES EM QUICK HITS EMERGENCY MEDICINE FEMORAL LINE HEADS-ED KRATOM MEDICAL SPECIALTY ORTHOPAEDICS PEDIATRIC DEPRESSION SCREEN PEDIATRIC SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT PEDIATRICS PELVIC FRACTURE PELVIC TRAUMA PSYCHIATRY RESUSCITATION SCAPHOID FRACTURE THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA TRAUMA TTM2
EM Quick Hits 30 Scaphoid Fracture, Therapeutic Hypothermia, HEADS-ED, Pelvic Trauma, Kratom, Femoral Lines

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Arun Sayal on the nuances of assessment for scaphoid fractures, Justin Morgenstern on the evidence for therapeutic hypothermia post-arrest and the TTM2 trial, Sarah Reid on HEADS-ED mental health screening tool for children, youth and ...

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CENTRAL LINE EM CASES EM QUICK HITS EMERGENCY MEDICINE FEMORAL LINE HEADS-ED KRATOM MEDICAL SPECIALTY ORTHOPAEDICS PEDIATRIC DEPRESSION SCREEN PEDIATRIC SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT PEDIATRICS PELVIC FRACTURE PELVIC TRAUMA PSYCHIATRY RESUSCITATION SCAPHOID FRACTURE THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA TRAUMA TTM2
EM Quick Hits 30 Scaphoid Fracture, Therapeutic Hypothermia, HEADS-ED, Pelvic Trauma, Kratom, Femoral Lines

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast: Arun Sayal on the nuances of assessment for scaphoid fractures, Justin Morgenstern on the evidence for therapeutic hypothermia post-arrest and the TTM2 trial, Sarah Reid on HEADS-ED mental health screening tool for children, youth and ...

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DIAGNOSTICS MEDICINE NANOMEDICINE PSYCHIATRY
Microchip Nanosensor Detects Stress Hormone from Drop of Blood

Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a microchip that can perform real-time measurements of stress hormone levels in a drop of blood. The technology could provide a replacement for bulky and expensive lab tests for such hormones, and allow patients to monitor their...

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EM PHARMACY PEARLS PSYCHIATRY
Does the Combination of Parenteral Olanzapine with Benzodiazepines for Agitation in the ED Increase the Risk of Adverse Events?

A previous EM Pharm Pearl focused on the adverse events associated with the use of IV olanzapine for agitation. This pearl addresses concerns around using parenteral (IV or IM) olanzapine with parenteral benzodiazepines. Background Olanzapine has two FDA boxed warnings, one...

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EXPERT PEER REVIEWED (CLINICAL) PECARN PEDIATRICS PSYCHIATRY
Computerized Adaptive Screen for Suicidal Youth (CASSY) study

Adolescent suicide rates in the United States, partly augmented by the COVID-19 pandemic, are steadily increasing [1, 2]. A commonly used screening tool is the 4-question Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) instrument, which has a sensitivity and specificity of 60% and 92...

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ALIEMU APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES (AIR SERIES) PSYCHIATRY
ALiEM AIR | Psychosocial 2020 Module

Welcome to the AIR Psychosocial Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index, the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality online content related to psychosocial emergencies. 5 blog posts within the past ...

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