A patient presents in the emergency department (ED) with a nose bleed that won’t stop or a menstrual period lasting several weeks. Although bleeding disorders are rare, they often first present to the ED.
Radiographic contrast media is considered a common cause of hospital-acquired renal insufficiency, yet the latest research on contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) suggests there may be no relationship between contrast use and renal injury1,2. A recent article by Dr.
As described in a previous Urgent Matters blog post, opioid prescriptions in the emergency department (ED) have the potential to cause long-term opioid use (defin
Emergency care for sepsis has evolved considerably over the past two decades.