HEART Score for ED Chest Pain

This is the HEART score, which be used to decide which patients require admission to the hospital for chest pain, and which ones can be safely discharged. It is recommended that the score (and criteria) be documented in your chart! Favorite

Suturing 101: A Stitch In Time…

Time to Suture Great! You’ve attended our course and got your first taste of suturing. You went home and practiced your suturing techniques and are feeling pretty good about your newly developed skills. Now, you’ve arrived back at the office and as you begin your shift the attending says, “Glad to see you! We are … Read more

ACEP Clinical Policies

Nontraumatic Thoracic Aortic Dissection (2014) Seizures (2014) Procedural Sedation (2013) Asymptomatic Hypertension (2013) tPA for Acute Ischemic Stroke (2015) Prescribing Opioids (2012) Neuroimaging and decision making in TBI (2008) Syncope (2007) Favorite

Antibiotics for Abscesses

TMP-SMX vs Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess Talan DA et al.. “Trimethoprim–Sulfamethoxazole versus Placebo for Uncomplicated Skin Abscess”. NEJM. 2016. 374(9):823-832. PubMed Full text PDF Clinical Question In settings with MRSA, does Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole treatment after Incision and drainage of an abscess result in a greater cure rate? Conclusion Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole treatment resulted in a higher cure rate among patients with a drained cutaneous abscess than placebo for abscess that … Read more

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