Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Guideline Watch

Guidelines for Imaging and Transfusion in Trauma

Early, whole-body computed tomography is emphasized; crystalloid is discouraged.

BRUE, the New ALTE

This long-awaited clinical practice guideline on apparent life-threatening events (ALTEs) changes the name of the condition to brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE).

Recommendations for Cardiovascular Imaging in ED Patients with Chest Pain

A multidisciplinary group offers guidance on appropriate imaging for four common emergency department scenarios.

In Practice

Gun Violence – A Public Health Crisis Free

Blogger Elizabeth Donahue asks, "How many lives lost to gun violence could have been saved by a conversation between a provider and a patient?"