Terrible Teratogens – Toxicology Blog July, 2020

Toxicology Talks with Toxijawn Author: Melissa Yu, DO, Emergency Medicine Resident PGY2Fellow: Alexis Cates, DO, Medical Toxicology Fellow PGY6Faculty: James Krueger, MD, Medical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine attending The case.   A 28 year old female presents to the ED for evaluation of a bump to the left arm that she thinks started as a bug … Continue reading Terrible Teratogens – Toxicology Blog July, 2020

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

US Journal Club: May, 2020 Soft-Tissue Ultrasound

Paper #1: The Effect of Soft-tissue Ultrasound on the Management of Cellulitis in the Emergency Department Tayal V, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2006;13(4):384‐388. DOI:10.1197/j.aem.2005.11.074 Full text: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1197/j.aem.2005.11.074 Introduction and background informationThere are approximately 2 million annual visits for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) per year in US Emergency Departments1Differentiating cellulitis from abscess can … Continue reading US Journal Club: May, 2020 Soft-Tissue Ultrasound

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