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EM Educator Series: MALA exists and is bad for you!

This edition of the EM Educator Series covers a difficult topic: metformin-associated lactic acidosis (MALA). We start with a case, followed by key considerations and resources. As an added bonus, we have an educational download available as well!


EM@3AM: Synthetic Cannabinoid Intoxication

A 20-year-old male college student arrives by ambulance restrained in a stretcher. Members of his fraternity called the police saying he became violent and agitated after "burning incense". He is hypertensive and tachycardic with a normal blood glucose. What is the diagnosis, and what are your next steps?

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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.