Clinical Pathway for the Diagnosis of Appendicitis in Pediatric Patients
June 21, 2021


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Appendicitis is the most common condition in children requiring emergency abdominal surgery. Our recent issue Acute Appendicitis in Pediatric Patients: An Evidence-Based Review reviews key age-based historical and physical examination findings, as well as clinical scoring systems, that can help guide the workup of appendicitis in children. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls for Pediatric Patients With Acute Demyelinating Syndromes
June 17, 2021


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Our recent issue Pediatric Acute Demyelinating Syndromes: Identification and Management in the Emergency Department focuses on the most common acute demyelinating disorders in children: Guillain-Barré syndrome and acute transverse myelitis. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the ED
June 17, 2021


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Our recent issue Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department reviews the current evidence and guidelines for managing these patients in the emergency department. The various clinical decision aids are compared, as they assist in determining the level of inpatient care required and allow for a greater proportion of patients to be treated successfully as outpatients. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls in the ED: Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Primary Bone Tumors
June 16, 2021


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Our recent issue Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Primary Bone Tumors in the Emergency Department reviews the specific signs, symptoms, and unique presentations the emergency clinician should know when evaluating a pediatric patient with musculoskeletal pain. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls for Managing HIV-Infected Patients in the Emergency Department
June 14, 2021


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Our recent issue Managing the HIV-Infected Adult Patient in the Emergency Department focuses on emergency department management of HIV patients both with successful disease suppression from long-term therapy as well as the patient with low CD4 counts in the context of lack of engagement with care, nonadherence, or undiagnosed disease. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls for Supraventricular Tachycardia in the Emergency Department
June 1, 2021


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Our recent issue Supraventricular Tachydysrhythmias in the Emergency Department provides an overview of supraventricular tachycardias, their pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and electrocardiographic features. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls in the Assessment and Treatment of Mild TBI and Sports-Related Concussion in Children
May 17, 2021


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Our recent issue Emergency Department Assessment and Management of Pediatric Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion reviews the most recent literature on concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and provides recommendations for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mTBI and concussion in the acute setting. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls for Management of Syncope in the Emergency Department
May 17, 2021


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Our recent issue Emergency Department Management of Syncope reviews the clinical and diagnostic findings that are useful for safely and efficiently identifying patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope. read more

Risk Management Pitfalls Involving Consent, Refusal, and Shared Decision-Making for Pediatric Patients
April 16, 2021


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Our recent issue Consent, Refusal of Care, and Shared Decision-Making for Pediatric Patients in Emergency Settings summarizes these concepts and provides case examples that may be encountered. It explains the essential elements of informed consent, the distinction between the informed consent process and the document, how to approach treatment refusal, and approaches to involving patients and their surrogates in shared decision-making.  read more

Risk Management Pitfalls for Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
April 14, 2021


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Our recent issue Atrial Fibrillation: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department includes evidence-based recommendations on rate versus rhythm control, discusses pharmacologic versus electrical cardioversion, evaluates thromboembolic risk, and provides options for anticoagulation. read more