Palliative and End-of-life Care in the Emergency Department Today

By Chelsea Mikolowsky, PGY4 Patients at their end of life are encountered regularly in the ED and the opportunity to open up a discussion of patients’ wishes and goals of care, and to offer possible palliative care, are many. Although this continues to be an area many ED physicians receive little training in. This fact, … Continue reading Palliative and End-of-life Care in the Emergency Department Today

A Review of Non-Opioid Pain Management Strategies

By Chealsea Mikolowsky, PGY4 Opioids are some of the most commonly used medications in the ED for acute pain management. The epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and death in recent years, as well as the side effects and potential for respiratory depression and hemodynamic instability in patient receiving opioids has created a need for ED … Continue reading A Review of Non-Opioid Pain Management Strategies

US Journal Club April, 2020: COVID-19 Edition

Paper #1: Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19 pnemoniae: a case report and potential applications during COVID-19 outbreak Buonsenso, D et al. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2020 Mar;24(5):2776-2780. DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202003_20549. Full text: https://www.europeanreview.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2776-2780.pdf Introduction and background information The COVID-19 outbreak began December 2019 in Wuhan, China and has since become a global pandemic … Continue reading US Journal Club April, 2020: COVID-19 Edition