This review discusses commonly encountered medications that are associated with QTc prolongation, the mechanisms by which they prolong the QTc interval, and other factors that may influence ED medication administration and management.
Point-of-care ultrasound leads to diagnostic shifts in patients with undifferentiated hypotension
“In looking at the way emergency departments are used around the world, we were able to obtain valuable new insights to help improve care delivery,” said Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, MSCE and Director of the GW Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy Research at the GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences. “Because of research findings presented in this report, all emergency departments (no matter their location) have the opportunity to efficiently improve the way care is delivered in emergency department settings.”
The article is a synopsis of an EM Resident's (Tim Depp, MD) experience in India during his global health elective month.
Examining the association between emergency physician characteristics and practice factors with the risk of being named in a malpractice claim, the study found that total number of years in practice and visit volume were the only identified factors associated with being named.