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Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

This week's Journal Feed Wrap-Up brings you ILCOR updates on antiarrhythmics in cardiac arrest, a new shoulder reduction technique, IDSA influenza guidelines, and some tox myth-busting.

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EM Boards Survival Guide: Orthopedics 1

Welcome back to the EM Boards Survival Guide! This emDocs series will provide you with regular tips and must-know items for EM boards and inservice. Each post will feature several key takeaways on a specific organ system. This week we cover orthopedics.

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EM@3AM: High-Pressure Injection Injury

A 43-year-old male right hand dominant man presents with pain and swelling of his left index finger. He is a professional painter and was using an industrial pain sprayer when he injected his left index finger. It now is exquisitely painful, with a large degree of swelling. What’s the diagnosis, and what’s your next step in your evaluation and treatment?