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Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME!

Free CME Here, Get Your Free CME! | Guest Blog

For physicians practicing in most states (what gives, Indiana?), obtaining continuing medical education credits is a necessity, like it or not. For license registration, 54 boards require anywhere from 12 hours (Alabama) to 50 hours (a few states) of CME per year.…

Managing Autism in the ED

Managing Autism in the ED | Feature

The management of patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) should be individualized to patients and their families during acute treatment and crisis situations. Adapting medical and behavioral health protocols in the ED to meet the needs of ASD patients and families may lead to more successful outcomes.

Charge Awareness & Pediatric Appendectomy

Charge Awareness & Pediatric Appendectomy | Opinion Article

Consumers can typically compare prices before making purchases for most industries in the United States, but the same is not necessarily true in healthcare, a sector of the economy that accounts for more than 17% percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product.…

Comparing Maintenance Fluid Types | News Brief

A comparison of isotonic to hypotonic intravenous fluid at maintenance rates for 48 hours in hospitalized pediatric patients indicates that the former is safe and may result in fewer cases of hyponatremia. Rates of hypernatremia, hypertension, and edema were similarly low with the use of both fluid types.…

Comparing Maintenance Fluid Types | News Brief

A comparison of isotonic to hypotonic intravenous fluid at maintenance rates for 48 hours in hospitalized pediatric patients indicates that the former is safe and may result in fewer cases of hyponatremia. Rates of hypernatremia, hypertension, and edema were similarly low with the use of both fluid types.…

Reducing Imaging Use in Pediatric Appendicitis | News Brief

Use of ultrasound as the first imaging modality to diagnose pediatric appendicitis appears to have increased between 2008 and 2013, according to a study. The authors suggest that educational campaigns be initiated and focus on the continued reduction of CT use to limit radiation exposure in this patient population.…

Reducing Pediatric Radiation Exposure | News Brief

Using decision support systems in pediatric patients appears to help physicians select imaging modalities that lower radiation exposure and align with current guidelines, according to recent research. Decision support was especially effective in lowering radiation exposure when physicians were provided with information on estimated radiation exposure and imaging-appropriateness guidelines.…

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report

Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report | News Brief

Nearly 20,000 physicians across 25 specialties responded to Medscape’s 2015 Compensation Survey.

The top three earners this year are Orthopedics (421k), Cardiology (376k), and Gastroenterology (370k). When compared with Medscape’s 2014 Compensation Report, Urology (344k) dropped from the #3 spot to the #7 spot.…

APS 2015

APS 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at APS 2015, the American Pain Society’s annual scientific meeting, from May 13 to 16 in Palm Springs, CA. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.…

Hospital Medicine 2015

Hospital Medicine 2015 | Conference Coverage

New research was presented at Hospital Medicine 2015, the annual meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine, from March 29 to April 1 in National Harbor, MD. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that are relevant to emergency medicine.…

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