EB Medicine Policies & Guidelines
Aims and Scope
EB Medicine publishes Emergency Medicine Practice, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice, and EM Practice Guidelines Update. The primary aim of these publications is to improve patient care through the integration of evidence-based medicine into routine clinical practice. The journals achieve this aim by publishing peer-reviewed, evidence-based review articles that address the diagnosis and treatment of challenging clinical cases in the emergency department.
Statement of Conflict of Interest
It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. Presenters must also make a meaningful disclosure to the audience of their discussions of unlabeled or unapproved drugs or devices. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for each CME activity are asked to complete a full disclosure statement. Full disclosures are made at the beginning of each activity.
Source of Funding
EB Medicine does not accept commercial support or advertising. All revenues are solely subscription based. Authors are required to submit any potential conflicts of interest prior to their participation in the activity, and all conflicts must be resolved prior to their participation in the activity.
Statement of Informed Consent
It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure patient privacy. Identifying information, including patients' names, initials, or hospital numbers, will not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient (or parent or guardian) has given written informed consent for publication. Non-essential identifying details will be omitted, and informed consent will be obtained if there is any doubt as to whether there is complete anonymity. When informed consent has been obtained, it will be indicated in the published article.
Statement of Human and Animal Rights
EB Medicine's authors do not experiment on human or animal subjects as part of the article writing process. Articles cited in the reference section of EB Medicine articles may be reporting experiments on human or animal subjects. In these cases, it is the responsibility of the cited article's publisher to ensure that authors indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000 (5); that if doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors explain the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study; and that when reporting experiments on animals, authors be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed.
Statement of Complementarity
EB Medicine's publications are intended as a general guide and are intended to supplement, rather than substitute, professional judgment. The publications cover a highly technical and complex subject and should not be used for making specific medical decisions. The materials contained herein are not intended to establish policy, procedure, or standard of care.