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Peds EM Morsels

Agitation

Control of the agitated pediatric patient...Not an easy scenario. This Pediatric EM Morsel from Sean Fox provides you with what you need to know.

practice updates

Weapons of Mass Effect/Terror: Content for the Emergency Physician

Increasing political tensions, terrorist groups, and general turmoil faced around the world makes the possibility of a biological, chemical, or other attack on American soil a true reality.  In the event of such an attack, one must depend on the knowledge, preparedness, and action of Emergency Physicians and others to act in a timely manner in order to care for the injured.

em@3am

EM@3AM – Hyperemesis Gravidarum

A 32-year-old G2P1 at 7 weeks presents with weight loss, nausea, and vomiting, sent by her primary care physician. She has ketones present, and she has lost 8 lbs. Read this week's EM@3AM for more on hyperemesis gravidarum.

Elemental EM

Elemental EM: Retropharyngeal Abscess

Some days in your fast track or pediatric emergency department you will see countless sore throats with benign features. This post is a way to start a discussion on more dangerous features of sore throats.