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

Test Your Knowledge: Management of Suspected Rabies Exposure in the ED
April 20, 2021


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Rabies is a rare, yet nearly universally fatal diagnosis, responsible for over 59,000 deaths worldwide annually. Appropriate use of pre- and postexposure prophylaxis can eliminate the risk of developing rabies if administered according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices guidelines. Though rabies is very rare, rapid recognition of potential exposures is vital to patient care and protection of public health. read more

Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Clinical Pathway
March 30, 2021


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Our recent issue Community-Acquired Pneumonia in the Emergency Department compares various clinical decision aids that help determine the level of inpatient care required. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Suspected Rabies Exposure in the ED
March 15, 2021


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Management of Acute Urinary Retention in the Emergency Department right. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Nontraumatic Ocular Complaints in Children
February 24, 2021


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Children commonly present to emergency departments with eye complaints in the absence of antecedent trauma. Signs and symptoms of ocular disease are often nonspecific. Red, swollen, or painful eyes may represent benign or vision-threatening processes, making recognition and triage challenging for the emergency clinician. read more

Test Your Knowledge: Pediatric Influenza in the Emergency Department
January 26, 2021


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Influenza in children is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Presenting symptoms of influenza vary greatly among children; clinical presentation should be assessed for severity of illness and potential complications. Available clinical and laboratory findings should be used to guide treatment for young children with fever. Clinicians should be aware of up-to-date recommendations to diagnose and treat children with influenza and to ensure public health engagement to prevent and manage influenza outbreaks and epidemics. read more

What’s Your Diagnosis? Pediatric Influenza in the Emergency Department
December 17, 2020


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Welcome to this month’s What’s Your Diagnosis Challenge!

But before we begin, check to see if you got last month’s case on Neonatal Resuscitation in the Emergency Department right. read more

“Pregnant asthmatic…” Case Conclusion
June 7, 2013


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Case re-cap: read more