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ECG Pointers: Posterior MI

Welcome to this week's ECG Pointers, an emDOCs series designed to give you high yield tips about ECGs to keep your interpretation skills sharp. This week we discuss how to identify a posterior STEMI, which can commonly be mistaken as a NSTEMI.


The EM Educator Series: Sepsis in the ED

Welcome back to The EM Educator Series! These posts provide brief mini-cases followed by key questions to consider while working and educating. Today we look at several components of sepsis evaluation and management in the ED, followed by key references.


The EM Educator Series: Why did the patient with alcohol dependence stop drinking?

Welcome to The EM Educator Series. These posts provide brief mini-cases followed by key questions to consider while working. The featured questions provide important learning points for those working with you, as well as vital items to consider in the evaluation and management of the specific condition discussed. This first post discusses several components of alcohol use in the ED. 

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The Road to Academic Emergency Medicine

The decision between academic and community medicine can be difficult. Many who enter academic EM feel unprepared. This post discusses the difference between academic and community EM, and if you are interested in academic EM, pearls on succeeding in academics.

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Healthy Patients with Potential to Crash

Well appearing patients who present to the emergency department (ED) rarely have serious disease. However, there are some conditions that can cause otherwise healthy patients to rapidly deteriorate. This article reviews a few conditions that can affect otherwise healthy patients and how to diagnose and treat these patients in the ED.