Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:29am

Case: A 15 year old girl flipped while snowboarding and landed on her right arm. She complains of severe right wrist pain. A plain film of the wrist is obtained:

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Tue, 01/24/2017 - 6:38pm

Independently interpreting plain film imaging is an essential skill for the Emergency Medicine provider. Among the most notorious of injuries likely to be missed is the Maisonneuve fracture. In this post we demonstrate the "can't miss" imaging findings to ensure that you don't make the mistake of thinking this is "just an ankle sprain!"

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Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:28pm

The post introduces the basics behind that diagnosis we learned in medical school: pill esophagitis.

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Sun, 01/22/2017 - 10:25am

To reduce a subluxed radial head: hold the child's elbow at 90 degrees, supinate at the wrist, and flex at the elbow. If this is unsuccessful, try the hyperpronation technique.

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Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:06am

While most patients presenting to the Emergency Department live in the immediate region surrounding the hospital, modern day travel allows patients to have recent exposures from the far reaches of the globe.

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Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:27am

As the treatment of malignancy evolves, the number patients who are receiving active chemotherapy presenting to the Emergency Department is increasing.  Many of these patients present with respiratory chief complaints ranging from mild dyspnea to acute respiratory distress. This post aims to introduce chemotherapy-induced pulmonary toxicity and review those chemotherapuetic agents that commonly affect the lungs.

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Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:51am

Does skin glue in addition to standard of care reduce failure rates of peripheral guided IV lines? Failure defined by infection, thrombosis, phlebitis, dislogement.

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Wed, 01/18/2017 - 8:55am

Case: 24 year old male with no significant past medical history presents to local urgent care with chief complaint of left knee pain. Patient reports playing basketball just prior to arrival and reports landing on left knee and "jamming it."

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Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:32am

In this video, Cooper Emergency Medicine Residency graduate and current ultrasound fellow at Hennepin County Mark Robidoux demonstrates a few tips and tricks to quickly become a pro in ultrasound guided angiocath insertion (with a little help from Cooper Assistant to the Program Director and volunteer pincushion Rich Byrne)

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Mon, 01/16/2017 - 12:49pm

Two methods of reducing subluxation of the radial head (Nursemaid's Elbow)

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