Do medical journals need a more modern business model?

St.Emlyn's – Emergency Medicine #FOAMed Do medical journals need a more modern business model? Societal subscription journals once accounted for the majority of medical publications. Frustrations with and criticisms of high individual article access charges however are fueling an open access revolution. Elsewhere in industry,…Read more The post Do medical journals need a more modern …

Rapid Sequence Intubation by Intensive Care Flight paramedics of Ambulance Victoria

Impressive results by our @AmbulanceVic Intensive Care Flight paramedics. Overall intubation success rate 99.4% and first pass success 89.9% pic.twitter.com/aJ4Yv2oKmR — Tony Walker (@agwalker01) May 22, 2017Filed under: airway, paramedic, preho… Continue Reading → The post Rapid Sequence Intubation by Intensive Care Flight paramedics of Ambulance Victoria appeared first on FOAM EM RSS. Source: http://www.foamem.com/

Anne Kushnoir: Specialization Without Curriculum; Teaching and Learning EM in Countries Without Recognition of the Specialty

Specialization Without Curriculum: Teaching and Learning EM in Countries Without Recognition of the Specialty   Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference 2013 Continue Reading → The post Anne Kushnoir: Specialization Without Curriculum; Teaching and Learning EM in Countries Without Recognition of the Specialty appeared first on FOAM EM RSS. Source: http://www.foamem.com/

Clinical Question: Are ESR and CRP useful tests when evaluating an adult patient with potential septic arthritis?

Monoarthropathies are common and carry a broad differential including infection, trauma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or crystal arthropathies.1–3 Of these, the can’t miss diagnosis is septic arthritis, as delayed treatment can cause irreversible joint destruction with a fatality rate up to 11% if not treated.4  Yikes. The Patient You are working in minor treatment and a …

CJEM Infographics: Antimicrobial treatment decision for non-purulent skin and soft tissue infections in the ED

This month CanadiEM is featuring an article from the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine (CJEM) that looks at the treatment of non-purulent skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in the emergency department.1 Current practice patterns are highly variable between emergency physicians, with differences in the choice of antibiotic, duration of therapy, route of administration (oral or …