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Ethics and Racism in Crisis Standards of Care

By: Joseph Park, M.D. Faculty Editor: Emily Cleveland, M.D. ______________________________________________________________________________ “I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, and social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient…” During the past few months, thousands of newly matriculated medical... Continue Reading →

To see him as he really is.

By Rebecca Hughes, M.D. Faculty Editor: Elizabeth Mitchell, M.D. I saw him at the grocery store today. He stood 6 feet in front of me. I know his silver hair,his kind voice, his smiling eyesabove his homemade mask. I met... Continue Reading →

Coping with Covid: A Practical Guide to Provider Preparation

By Sarah Kleinschmidt, M.D. Faculty Editor: Elizabeth Mitchell, M.D. Corona virus is here.  Given our current numbers and community transmission, there is no avoiding the significant pandemic that will affect all of us as emergency providers.  In many parts of... Continue Reading →

Palpitations in the ED: Treatment Strategies for Rapid Atrial Fibrillation.

By: Thiago M. Oliveira, MD, MPH; Zaid Altawil, MD. Faculty Editor: Willie Baker, M.D. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia caused by uncontrolled atrial activation, usually associated with rapid and irregular ventricular response.1 AF has a prevalence of about... Continue Reading →

It time for the Most Interesting Articles of 2019 (MIA2019)

Consider it binge learning. This year several of the outstanding residents came together to help you catch up on your Residency Resolution of knowing more of the literature that affects what we do and how we do it here @bostoncityem... Continue Reading →

The RUSH exam

By Zaid Altawil, MD Faculty Advisor: Meera Muruganandan, MD Few patients are as stressful as the patient in undifferentiated shock. With multiple organ systems generating a long list of differential diagnoses, it can be difficult to maneuver. Thankfully, we have... Continue Reading →

Fascia Iliaca Block- Cheat Sheet

By Zaid Altawil, MD Faculty Advisor: Meera Muruganandan, MD The Fascia Iliaca nerve block, otherwise known as the 3-in-1 block or sometimes as just a femoral nerve block, is a versatile block that can be useful for femoral neck fractures... Continue Reading →

Yikes, Part II

By Anonymous Image Credit: Image by teeveesee from Pixabay. Disclaimer: This piece is satirical. On purpose. Please do not interpret all words literally. Hey Folks!  Welcome back!  If anyone is concerned after reading Yikes, Part I because I divulged juicy details about my experiences….... Continue Reading →

Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure Ventilation- The Very Basics!

By Zaid Altawil, MD Faculty Advisor: Laura Welsh, MD Bi-level positive airway pressure ventilation, known as the BiPAP, has seen widespread use in Emergency departments across the nation as an effective form of Non-invasive Positive Pressure ventilation. We most commonly... Continue Reading →

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