Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure In ED

ASYMPTOMATIC ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE IN THE ED As emergency department providers, we see elevated blood pressures on a daily basis. In some cases, this is reflective of an emergency medical condition which must be identified and stabilized.  But what if the patient...

ACEP Choosing Wisely Recommendations

Dear VEP Providers, Below is a link to the updated ACEP “Choosing Wisely” list of 10 recommendations.  The recommendations are based on input from an expert panel of emergency physicians and the ACEP Board of Directors.  The goal is to present evidence-based...

Ebola Scare In A VEP ED

Dear Providers, Fortunately, despite all of the Ebola preparations at VEP emergency departments over the past few months, only a couple of patients have had histories and symptoms suspicious for Ebola (so far).  Below is the experience of Justin Chatten-Brown, MD, our...

Clinical Decision Rules, Smartphone Apps

Dear VEP Providers, This link will take you to an excellent video that was recorded at the recent VEP Directors and Shareholders Meeting: https://kevinjones20.wistia.com/projects/gbe68q3640. The video is about Clinical Decision Rules (CDRs) and the best smartphone...

Long Bone Fracture Pain Meds

Dear VEP Providers, Below is a link to a one-page handout on OP-21, the national core measure for PAIN MEDS FOR LONG BONE FRACTURE.  Study it for 2 minutes to learn all you need to know about OP-21.  Be aware that starting in January, carpal bones will be included....
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