This blog serves as a bulletin board for ED staff to share unusual and interesting photos of life in the ED.
It is also a partner with our Instagram account, @em_news, where you can find these photos on the go.
Have a clinical photo to share? Make sure it meets these criteria:
  • You must have taken the photo yourself. No “borrowing” from someone else or another website.
  • You must have written permission to submit someone else's photo. Send us the photographer’s name so we can give credit.
  • Sending a photo of a patient? You need his written permission to take it and to send it to us.
  • Be sure to obscure the patient’s face and identifying details even if you have permission (HIPAA, you know).
  • Send us the particulars about your photo: the patient’s symptoms, history, tests performed, therapies started, disposition, and outcome.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Palliative extubation is equally distressing to the family and the EP; there are steps to minimize that discomfort for both ( 


Monday, March 20, 2017

What do you do when a child walks in with superglue in his eyes? Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, shows you in a video how to remove it safely step by step (


Friday, March 17, 2017

Dr. Larry Mellick reviews old clinical concepts that have surfaced over and over in pediatric emergency medicine (

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Scrap the magic number 90 systolic; Dr. Evie Marcolini says a new study shows that there is no cutoff for significant change in mortality for TBI (

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dr. James Roberts says an ECG might be the key to preventing sudden arrhythmic death in young patients with syncope ( 

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