EM Bound

By Jonathan St. George MD | Are you EM Bound? Interested in Emergency Medicine? This magazine is a collaborative, student-driven project created by the course directors of our EM sub-intern elective at NYPEM to give you all the information that is critical to your success.

A Starter’s Roadmap to EM Resources: Books, Websites, and Apps

With the start of the year, we welcomed a new group of faces into our respective residency programs. We can all still remember how daunting it was to …

Medicine

QuickEM helps med students and residents formulate Emergency Medicine differentials

As its name suggests, quickEM is a new emergency medicine app with the goal of providing interns, medical students, and rotators with a time-saving …

EM Match Advice: Making the Perfect Rank Order List

EM Mindset: Seth Trueger – Resuscitation, Risk Stratification, Care Coordination

<b>Author: Seth Trueger (Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago, @MDaware) // Editors: Alex Koyfman, MD (@EMHighAK) and</b> …

Medicine

New doctors may be more unprepared than ever

July is back, and clinical faculty at teaching hospitals have again braced for the annual deluge of new residents just beginning their specialty …

Tips on how to prepare and survive your night shifts

St.Emlyn's - Meducation in Virchester #FOAMedhow to survive night shifts in emergency medicine. Janos Baombe at St.Emlyn'sThe post Tips on how to …

Sleep

Assessing capacity

PRESENTATION OUTLINE<p>Assessing capacity<p>'Capacity' is a word that will inevitably be thrown around by us hundreds - if not thousands - of times …

Anaphylaxis

PRESENTATION OUTLINE<p>Approaching Anaphylaxis<p>Kathy Chu, MS4<p>A 14 year-old girl comes into the emergency room presenting with lip swelling, throat …

TTP in the ER

PRESENTATION OUTLINE<p>Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura in the ER<p>Nikita Consul, Columbia Univ. College P&S 2017<p>After seeing a couple of patients in …

Dog Bites

The goal of this post is to discuss the management of dog bites including current controversies regarding closure of bite wounds and antibiotic …

EM Match Advice: Reflections from the 2015 EM Residency Match

A new season is upon us again — the 2016 EM residency match season! This EM Match Advice video has program directors reflecting back on the 2015 …

University of Pennsylvania

Why Don’t We Wash Our Hands?

Courtesy of the SMACC Podcast, my hand hygiene talk from SMACC Chicago has just been released… Enjoy!Hand hygiene is widely regarded as the bedrock …

Health Care

Design Challenge Innovators

<b>Design Challenge Innovators</b>Yesterday was our EM Innovation in Education Design challenge. We had participants from our faculty and residents, and …

Design

Which Picture Do I Want? ~ EM Bound

If dispo is king in the ED, the plan is the prince. But imaging plans can be tricky. You want to look at someone's abdomen, sure. But CT or MRI? Or …

IV Tips ~ EM Bound

Make your sticks stick.<p>This is a Haiku Deck full of tips from NYP ED nurses on how to get good at starting IV's. These nurses do this all day every …

Proceed to Instructions and Cases

IV Basics ~ EM Bound

One task every EM sub-I should know how to do is place an IV. But frequently the ED may be the first time you really place an IV - most patients come …

Episode 68 Emergency Management of Sickle Cell Disease

A recent needs assessment completed in Toronto found that Emergency providers are undereducated when it comes to the Emergency Management of Sickle …

Medicine

Calling a Consult ~ EM Bound

As a sub-I you may be called on to consult a service – that is, after all, one of the two end pathways of anyone who walks into the ED (ignoring …

Top Tricks for Little Pricks

<i>One of the things we hope to share on here are those practical tips people use in day to day practice. There was an obvious spot to start.</i><p>This is a …

Presenting ~ EM Bound

Whether anybody likes it or not, the truth is in EM you will be graded mainly on your presentations to attendings. Following on the heels of our …

Design Challenge | An ALiEM Fellows Project

Design thinking is a concept that has recently taken the business world by storm, and more recently it has begun to creep into other fields, like …

UX Design

Anatomy for Emergency Medicine

I spent a few years teaching anatomy here for a living.It wasn’t EM but it was a lot of fun.<p>Seeing as so much of what we do is diagnosis based so …

What I learnt this week: Not everyone knows how to hold a child #WILTW

This is the 54th #WILTWA little chap who presented with a rash this week allowed me to capture some video footage I’ve wanted to obtain for some …

Parenting

All Alone on Kangaroo Island

Chest X-ray Basics ~ EM Bound

The only thing you'll see more than chest x-rays in the ED will be EKGs. Even if you've never seen a specific pathology before you need to be able to …

Sick Or Not Sick? An Essential EP Skill

<b>A new series is here on the EMBER Project and a new educational tool. Check out the post below for both! And don’t forget to take the quiz when</b> …

sick

PV Card: One Minute Preceptor – NERDS Mnemonic

As we transition into the new academic year, rising senior residents and new attendings will face a difficult challenge: precepting a medical student …

Teaching