I am a huge supporter of the relationship between emergency medicine and primary care in a strong medical system. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Reid Blackwelder, President of the AAFP on several topics including provider shortages and the relationships of medicine.
The politics of medicine are changing rapidly and thus, it is key for providers to be active educators on the local, state, and federal level. In this episode, we talk about the keys of emergmency medicine advocacy.
Migraine headaches are a common presentation in the ER. In this episode, we discuss the research and current recomendations for the approach to migraines.
An elevated blood pressure reading is an all-too-common finding in the ER. The question is when it is clinically significant, when it needs to be evaluated, and when do we need to treat it. We all know that the one thing worse than a high pressure is a low pressure, so who is in need of intervention and who is in need of watchful waiting with follow-up. In this episode, we talk about hypertension in ther ER with who needs treatment and who needs discharge with follow-up.
The treatment of skin abscesses has become for common and complicated with MRSA. The loop I&D is a newer method to address these all too frequent presentations. In this episode, we talk about the loop I&D and how it can be used in the ER.