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Emergency Medicine Resident at George Washington University Hospital Chooses Healthin30 for Mini-Fellowship in Medical Journalis by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 08 Aug 2013 3:51pm By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Justin Larkin, MD   Mini Fellowship in Medical Journalism and Health Communications It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to a new member of the Healthin30 team. As part of a mini-fellowship requirement at the George Washington University Hospital, Dr. Justin Larkin, Senior Emergency ... Read on »
Medical Scribes Still Continue to Grow Beyond Just Emergency Medicine… by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 30 Sep 2010 11:11pm Why is this happening, time is one element and complicated medical records systems are another.  Almost every doctor who has converted will tell you that in beginning there is a loss of productivity and this is due in part to the learning curve anyone has with software.  That part is not unique to doctors. I had one doctor tell me that to ... Read on »
Insights from the ER Trailer–UCSD Trauma Center–Emergency Medicine Can Transform Other Areas of Healthcare (Video Tr by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Aug 2011 1:49am This  a trailer from the Worrell Company that believes that emergency care can be used and is the stepping stone to transforming other areas of healthcare.  The trailer looks interesting for sure and it was created in San Diego.  2 points for southern California here.  If you check out the website they are a design company that no only c ... Read on »
Article review: Physician burnout in Emergency Medicine by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:06pm Medical students considering a career in Emergency Medicine frequently ask about "burnout". Emergency physicians function in a high-stress, interruption-based, and intense work environment day in and day out. Back when Emergency Departments were staffed by non-board certified emergency physicians (such as moonlighting rheumatologists or surgeons), ... Read on »
The essay of all essays: "The biology of emergency medicine" (2 of 2) by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 03 Aug 2012 12:00am Dr. Peter Rosen This is part 2 of my review of Dr. Rosen's 1979 article on "The Biology of Emergency Medicine" ( see part 1 ). According to Dr. Rosen, there are 3 broad categories of ED patients The emergent The urgent The non-urgent  We must know how to identify and prioritize these. Medical students and resi ... Read on »
The essay of all essays: "The biology of emergency medicine" (1 of 2) by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Thu 02 Aug 2012 6:00am There is a very clear opinion of what Dr. Rosen believed the unique biology of EM should be. He explains the birth of EM, which was not validated by other specialties in the house of medicine. It was more a reaction from multiple factors, which included financial incentives, growth of urban centers, need of a doctor in a geographic regio ... Read on »
Hot off the press: Birth of new journal in Emergency Medicine by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 13 Oct 2009 10:07pm Welcome to the newest member of the EM journal family: Open Access Emergency Medicine Thanks to a fellow faculty member Dr. Rob Rodriguez (our SFGH EM Research Director), I just heard about a new international, online-only journal in EM - Open Access Emergency Medicine. Rob is on the prestigious editorial board. Online open-access ... Read on »
Topics in Emergency Medicine CME Course by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 20 Oct 2009 10:06pm "Topics in Emergency Medicine" is one of two national CME courses that our UCSF department hosts annually, in addition to "High Risk Emergency Medicine" every May. This week Topics is being held in the fancy-schmancy Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. It has an amazing line-up of speakers, most of whom are from UCSF and San Francisco Gener ... Read on »
New technologies of Emergency Medicine by Jamie C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Oct 2010 8:30am People’s lives take a turn for good or bad in a matter of minutes. In emergency rooms, the quick response and skilled care of professionals can turn the tables on death. Various incidents such as heart attacks, automobile accidents, falls and slips, gunshot wounds and childbirth all require instant medical attention. Parame ... Read on »
Why I Can’t Do Emergency Medicine by Jeff W. Medical Student Posted Tue 29 Nov 2011 6:31pm I can’t do Emergency Medicine. I do not like the environment of the ED. I don’t feel comfortable there. It has nothing to do with the people who work there. It has everything to do with the system. Allow me to explain. There are many great things about Emergency Medicine. For one, I love the shift work. It must be awesome to leave the offic ... Read on »