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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 →

Yikes, Part I

By Anonymous Image Credit: Image by teeveesee from Pixabay. Disclaimer: This piece is satirical. On purpose. Please do not interpret all words literally. Spoiler Alert: I sometimes have mental health struggles! And probably so do you. TW: Anxiety, depression, occasional swearing, poop jokes... Continue Reading →

MSK Review: Ultrasound of the Knee

By Sean Schowalter, MD Learning Objectives: Be able to list major structures in the anterior, medial, lateral and posterior compartments of the kneeLearn components of a basic ultrasound of the kneeUnderstand the current literature involving ultrasound for detection of meniscal... Continue Reading →

On Demand Treatment for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)

By Natalija Farrell, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT *Editor's Note: This is the first post from our wonderful ED Pharmacist colleagues, and by our in-house toxicologist no less! Background: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disorder that results in recurrent episodes... Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity in the ED: how connectivity can go wrong

By Zaid Altawil, MD Technology in medicine is advancing at ever faster rates, thanks to impressive (and exponential) progress in both cost and scale. Connected “Things” are getting smaller, cheaper, and more ubiquitous. If you don't believe me, check your... Continue Reading →

Amio-Oh-No-No: Evidence for Procainamide in Stable Ventricular Tachycardia

Resident Author: Madeline Brockberg, MD Faculty Editor: Steven Mcguire, DO An 86 year old male with a complicated past cardiac and GI history rolls into the resuscitation bay. He has a known history of afib on apixaban, prior esophageal cancer... Continue Reading →

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