Top 10 emDOCs Posts of 2022

Authors: Brit Long, MD (@long_brit – EM Attending Physician, San Antonio, TX); Manpreet Singh, MD (@MPrizzleER – Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine / Department of Emergency Medicine – Harbor-UCLA Medical Center); and Alex Koyfman, MD (@EMHighAK – EM Attending Physician, UT Southwestern Medical Center / Parkland Memorial Hospital) 

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Here is our list of top posts from 2022 based on viewership from you, the readers:

ECG Pointers: Atrial Fibrillation with Aberrancy

We start off the list with an ECG Pointers from Lloyd Tannenbaum and Brannon Inman that looks at the approach to wide-complex, irregular tachycardias, particularly atrial fibrillation with aberrancy.

Intracerebral Hemorrhage 2022 Guideline Update

This post summarizes the key ED components of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) 2022 Guideline for managing spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH).

Why is my patient still in sinus tachycardia?

We routinely see sinus tachycardia in the ED, but what happens if the patient remains in sinus tachycardia despite your evaluation and management? This post from Zachary Aust provides you with pearls and pitfalls and what you should consider.

Hypoxia in the ED Setting: Systematic Approach and Management

There is a wide range of etiologies associated with hypoxia, and we must have an approach to the evaluation and treatment. This post from Michael Andrew Tandlich and Timothy M. Loftus provides the key takeaways.

Tattoo-related Complications in the Emergency Department

Nathan Ledeaux and Benjamin Schnapp cover complications of tattoos, including infections, immunologic issues, and other skin reactions.

ED Management of the Post-Laryngectomy Patient

The post-laryngectomy patient who presents with respiratory status can be frightening. This post from Cameron Jones and Dana Loke provides you with an approach.

Gout in the ED: Pearls and Pitfalls

Gout can be a common but debilitating condition.  Shannon Burke and Benjamin Schnapp provide you with pearls and pitfalls in the evaluation and management of patients with gout.

Pediatric Small Talk – The 1,3,5 Approach to Pediatric Cardiac Arrest

Joe Ravera covers pediatric cardiac arrest and the “1,3,5 Approach” in the Pediatric Small Talk series. You don’t want to miss this post!


Acute Hepatitis in ED Setting: Etiologies, Evaluation, and Management

Anna Waller covers acute hepatitis in this post, including the etiologies, ED assessment and management.


Right Heart Failure in the ED: Approach to Diagnosis and Management

Right heart failure is deadly. Matt Kostura and Courtney Smalley look at the presentation, evaluation, and management in the ED setting.



Stay tuned for 2023! We have more exciting posts and changes that will improve your practice of EM!

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