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Guideline Watch

Consensus Guidelines for Calcium Channel Blocker Poisoning

A step-wise, symptom-based approach begins with observation for asymptomatic patients and runs through extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for those in arrest.

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).

In Practice

Welcome to the Theatre … the Operating Theatre Free

Blogger Megan Tetlow, who works in Sheffield, England, discusses the challenges of working in a U.K. operating theatre versus a U.S. operating room.

Medical News

Cellulitis Often Misdiagnosed in ED Free

Cellulitis is often misdiagnosed in the emergency department, leading to unnecessary healthcare spending, suggests a JAMA Dermatology study.