Posted by Andy Jagoda, MD in: Feature Update , trackback
June 7, 2019 – Atlanta, GA – EB Medicine, the premier provider of cutting-edge, evidence-based emergency medicine content, is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. The company is using the opportunity to celebrate client contributions over the years with an anniversary sale and special offers for current subscribers.
EB Medicine is known for their evidence-based clinical content, including the Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice journals.
The History of EB Medicine
EB Medicine was founded in 1999 by Dr. Stephen Colucciello, an emergency physician at Carolinas Medical Center, who saw a need for a high-quality, evidence-based journal that would analyze and summarize all of the available evidence on a given topic and present the best recommendations based on the evidence.
Before EB Medicine, doctors found it challenging to stay up to date on the latest information. With thousands of new studies being published every year, how could one doctor comb through all of this information to make sure he is at the cutting edge of his practice? Unlike today when there are dozens of websites, blogs, podcasts, and newsletters that discuss recent findings or spur point-counter point internet debates, there were almost no resources to help emergency physicians stay current with new treatments and protocols 20 years ago. The resources that were available were not evidence-based, but more like textbooks whose dogma proclaimed a standard of care that due to years-long publication cycle was out of date by release date.
Perhaps, even more importantly, the resources that were available focused on the treatment, and assumed that the diagnosis had already been made. Dr. Colucciello recognized this information gap. He focused on importance of presenting the information from a chief-complaint perspective rather than from a diagnosis. We rarely get ED patients who tells us: “I’m having a myocardial infarction.” Most likely, it’s a chest pain complaint.
Dr. Colucciello, an emergency physician with 18 years of experience, and Robert Williford, a medical publisher with more than 25 years of experience, aimed to address these challenges by creating Emergency Medicine Practice and published the first issue in June 1999.
The inaugural issue on assessing abdominal pain is still used by physician educators around the country to train emergency medicine residents on the proper way to work-up and manage patients with abdominal pain.
Over the next few years, based on industry needs and at the request of customers, EB Medicine expanded to pediatric-focused content. As is often said in the ED: Kids aren’t just little adults; they require different tests, different treatment, and different care. In 2004, EB Medicine launched Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice to address this need.