February 2018

February 26, 2018

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.

February 22, 2018

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.

February 15, 2018

Drs. Pines and Pourmand are co-authors of a literature review looking at Segway® Personal Transporter-related injuries in the Journal of Emergency Medicine.

February 06, 2018

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.