Must Know EM Articles

This is a compiled resource for medical students of 52 practice-changing, high yield articleswithin Emergency Medicine. The articles were compiled by the website Academic Life inEmergency Medicine (aliem.com) where they polled academic atte…

To “B” or not to “B”

An Ode to Bougie Written by Paul Johnston So what’s a bougie?  If you already know, skip this paragraph.  A bougie is a flexible rod used to aid intubations. During a “conventional” intubation an ET tube w…

Rabies

Is Your Cat Rabid or Just a Psychopath? Written by Erena Weathers First and foremost, rabies due to domesticated dogs in the US is pretty much eradicated. From 1960 to 2018, 127 human rabies cases were reported in the US, and a qu…

Pacemaker Problems

More than just what company makes it Written by Erena Weathers Pacemakers have their own code.  Position I: which chamber is pacedPosition II: where the pacemaker senses the intrinsic rhythmPosition III: response to sensing T = Sensed activ…

Dopesick

Opioids and why Written by Erena Weathers Case: you have someone who broke their leg doing a ~*~sick~*~ skateboard trick. They stuck the landing, and their tib-fib snapped. They’re ready to be discharged and you feel like the good…

A Shocking Idea

Septic Shock and you want me to give Esmolol? Written by Erena Weathers Today’s pearl is a fun one, and one it seems not many have heard about. It is the idea in septic shock you can give esmolol to improve mortality.  “But…

Hair Apposition

A HAT (Hair Apposition Technique) Trick Written by Mike Barsky Lacerations are one of the most common reasons patients present to the ED. Most lacerations require primary closure to avoid infection and achieve a functional and aesthetically…

MSH Consent Forms

General Consent to Surgery/Procedure/Treatment/Anesthesia (Spanish) Consent to Transfusion (Spanish) AMA (Spanish) Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) NYC Healthcare Proxy Form (Spanish) MRI Screening Form (Spanish) MICU Tra…

What order of operations?

Cefepime + Vanc > Vanc + Cefepime Written by Erena Weathers So you’re in Resus, your very first one. Leibner is yelling, triage is yelling, and your sphincters are *tight*. Suddenly a nurse comes asking about your elderly septic pa…

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