The article outlines the work of the Wellness Think Tank, an online, resident community consisting of 142 residents from 100 EM residencies in North America and, a 15-person subgroup (13 residents, two faculty facilitators) that met at the 2017 Resident Wellness Consensus Summit (RWCS) to develop a public, central repository of initiatives for programs, as well as tools to assist programs in identifying gaps in their overarching wellness programs. The results of which can be found in a centralized, searchable, online database open to the public along with a contributor form for future submissions on ALiEM's website.
A 3-year, five-ED retrospective study of non-fast-track visits evaluated primarily by physicians, they reported each provider's observed LOS, as well as each provider's ratio of observed LOS/expected LOS (LOSO/E). And, found that the LOSO/E for physicians with the lowest LOSO/E at each site averaged approximately 20% less than predicted, and that the LOSO/E for physicians with the highest LOSO/E at each site averaged approximately 20% more than predicted.
Drs. Pines and Pourmand are co-authors of a literature review looking at Segway® Personal Transporter-related injuries in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
While many acute seizures are correctly attributable to underlying epilepsy, approximately one-third of acute seizures are provoked by underlying and potentially life-threatening acute conditions.