Mnemonic For Treating Critically Ill In ED

The following link takes you to an excellent 10 minute video that expands on the routine ABCs: http://www.medpagetoday.com/EmergencyMedicine/EmergencyMedicine/46846 The video is summarized in the article below which has multiple links to very good online resources....

Seizures in Adults, Part 2

SEIZURES  IN ADULTS - STATUS EPILEPTICUS A  few weeks ago I wrote to you about the workup, treatment, and disposition of ED patients with unprovoked seizures, as well as the route of medication administration for ED patients with known seizures.  A link to that...

CDC Influenza Alert

The flu has arrived. The CDC reports an increasing incidence of severe influenza across the country. The link below will take you to an important CDC influenza alert about this. Below are excerpts from the alert and additional information about influenza. [button...

Bronchiolitis Update In 3 Minutes

Dear VEP Providers, Some providers may not be aware of the more recent evidence-based guidelines for bronchiolitis showing that most patients do not require blood tests, chest x-rays, or ED medications.  These and other key facts are in a PDF “slideshow” (see link...

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...

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