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It’s farming Editor-in-Chief, Catherina Cunnane, in conversation with Muireann O’Connell (22) from Thomastown in County Kilkenny in this week’s Student Focus series, veterinary student at UCD. “Until the age of twelve, I lived in estates and small villages. Upon relocating to the countryside, my father started putting sheep and chickens on the land, which eventually […]

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Announcement of the recipients of the 2022 Diversity Chair researcher award | News from the Department of Medicine

The recently announced 2022 Chair Diversity Investigator Awards went to five projects, ranging from reducing language gaps to improving monkeypox care to improving trans healthcare. These awards, now in their third year, aim to “support research that addresses health inequalities, social determinants of health, cultural competence, improved outcomes and access/l use of the health system […]

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Jharkhand to introduce traditional medicine courses: CM

Memorandum of Understanding with Sathya Sai Heart Hospital for Free Treatment of Heart Diseases CM issues appointment letter to AYUSH physicians to fill human resource gap Ranchi, August 22; Chief Minister Hemant Soren participated in the program of distribution of letters of appointment of community health workers selected on contract basis from Jharkhand AYUSH sector. […]

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ER Goddess: The Responsibility of Being Female and Fertile : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Abortion, Roe vs. Wadepregnancy, women in MS, gender equality Figure The Supreme Court transformed the experience of being a woman in this country 49 years ago by guaranteeing women’s right to abortion, and as I write this in late June, the Supreme Court has again transformed women’s rights by canceling Roe vs. Wade. […]

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Meet the CVM Class of 2026

Perseverance is the hallmark of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2026. The last three years of their university life were marred by the complications of a pandemic and social upheaval. Yet they persisted and met the rigorous requirements to land a coveted spot in the incoming class of NC State College […]

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NUMBERS: Information is power, especially about CMGs : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: transformation into a company of EM, app, CMG, Take Medicine Back Figure Figure To say that emergency medicine is worried about corporate consolidation would be an understatement. The American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians have written position statements, and many emergency physicians, prompted by Take Medicine Back, have […]

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Post-It Pearls: Forget prophylactic antiemetics for opioids : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: prophylactic antiemetics, IV opioids, opioid-induced vomiting Figure Are you administering a dose of an antiemetic drug at the same time as IV opioids? This theory seems logical given the nauseating effects that opioids have on some patients. Three studies using metoclopramide 10 mg IV showed that this antiemetic did not reduce the need […]

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Diversity matters: Well-being, burnout and recovery through… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: DEI, well-being, health equity, burnout Figure Burgeoning wellness and burnout crises in medicine have accelerated during the pandemic, with several pre-existing conditions contributing to the current mental health crisis being felt by many medical professionals. These crises are particularly palpable among front-line doctors. Emergency physicians receive disaster preparedness and rapid response training for […]

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AFFIRM: Stop saying doctors are exhausted; They… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: EP life, burn-out, moral damage, well-being in EM Figure Figure I fight, but I am not exhausted. I enjoy taking care of my patients and doing clinical work. It’s all that bothers me that I find intolerable. —Anonymous doctor Almost all of our colleagues experience some level of distress, but most refuse […]

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Scientific conferences on toxicology: Ditch the term “antidote” and its… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: antidote, EM best practices, antidote derangement syndrome, toxicology Figure I love the Oxford English Dictionary definition of antidote—a drug given to counteract the influence of a poison or an attack of disease– because it’s subtly correct. This suggests that an antidote is given with the belief that it will successfully treat poisoning. It […]

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Bradycardia: take a second history before a second troponin : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: ECG, cardiology, diagnosis, troponin Figure A man in his 60s with no significant medical history presented with chest pain and the triage report indicated that he had constant chest pain without syncope, shortness of breath, fever, cough or other symptoms for three weeks. His vital signs were normal except for a blood pressure […]

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Clinical controversies: Banana bags don’t really make a difference… : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: fanny pack, intravenous hydration, alcohol use disorder, acute alcohol intoxication Figure Intravenous hydration clinics are the latest thing, with real doctors touting the therapy as a way to relieve hangovers, build athletic endurance, lose weight and prevent burnout. Apparently, it’s such a booming business that even emergency care is getting into it. We’re […]

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Words of healing: Abortion deserves an objective and precise text… : Emergency medicine news

Figure: abortion, women’s health, Roe vs. Wadepregnancy Figure Nobody wants to talk about abortion. The conversation is more complex, polarizing and tiring than COVID or the corporate takeover of health care. But emergency medicine is the profession that trains EPs to brave the conversations no one wants but needs: domestic violence, child abuse, end-of-life issues, […]

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And that? Hollywood’s Glorified Violence Drives Gun C… : Emergency Medicine News

gun culture, gun violence, Hollywood, movie violence, mass shootings: A memorial for the victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, NY. Figure A scene from the action thriller “Reacher” shows the hero, a former military policeman turned vagabond vigilante, luring a group of assassins to an abandoned house where he finishes them off one by […]

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Quick consultation: Symptoms: syncope and abdominal pain : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: syncope, SMA aneurysm, abdominal pain, diagnosis Figure A 65-year-old woman with a history of hyperlipidemia was brought to an ambulance after an episode of syncope. She had been experiencing abdominal pain for two hours prior to this. She had undergone a colonoscopy 14 days before her visit and emergency medical services reported that […]

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Clinical Pearl: Consolidation on chest X-ray? Think UPE: Emergency Medicine News

BY EMEDHOME.COM A patient presenting to the ER with unilateral consolidation on chest x-ray would lead the physician to consider pneumonia as the likely etiology, especially in the current era of COVID-19. However, it is not widely recognized that cardiogenic pulmonary edema can present with one-sided consolidation (unilateral cardiogenic pulmonary edema). (Cleve Clin J […]

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Emergency Goddess: The Responsibility of Being Female and Fertile : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: Abortion, Roe vs. Wadepregnancy, women in MS, gender equality Figure The Supreme Court transformed the experience of being a woman in this country 49 years ago by guaranteeing women’s right to abortion, and as I write this in late June, the Supreme Court has again transformed women’s rights by canceling Roe vs. Wade. […]

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Wellness 911: Put on your oxygen mask first : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: emergency well-being, secondary traumatic stress, PTSD Figure Figure Figure That (increasingly rare) morning lull before the ward gets busy is a time when emergency physicians can have a moment to think and talk to each other. They might discuss vacation plans, their families, or recent cases. Or they may talk about retirement or complain […]

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POV: PEs never get used to death : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: resuscitation, mourning It is not the corpse, but it is death. I was about to sigh with relief after a hectic six-hour shift when the ambulance siren sounded loudly. An elderly woman accompanied by her grandson came towards us panting. This is a routine scenario for emergency physicians during a typical busy shift. […]

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News: Don’t Throw Your Candle Away Yet: Emergency Medicine News

Figure: candle, CANDLE test, BEAM test, intubation Figure I consider myself a candle enthusiast and was eagerly awaiting the results of the first multicenter randomized controlled trial to confirm my success. Much to my dismay, the CANDLE trial found no difference in first pass intubation success between the two groups – 80.4% for the […]

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First person: 10 ways to make PEs more ‘resilient’ : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: resilience training, burnout, well-being, humor in medicine Figure I can’t be the only ER doctor tired of hearing the term “resilience training”. Nobody seems to want to make serious efforts to address our concerns, so we should learn better coping skills. Great project! What are my two biggest pet peeves, you ask? I […]

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Same shift, different day: Patients are people, not statistics : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: statistics, patient-doctor relationship Figure My fourth-grade teacher once asked my class what we were thinking of doing in the year 2000. I remember thinking that I would be 42 and too old to do anything. I also remember that MC gave us statistics on high school sociology. He said some of us in […]

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Human factors in medicine: Sleep deprivation results in D… : Emergency Medicine News

sleep deprivation, well-being in ME: Wakefulness rises and falls throughout the day depending on the sleep drive and circadian rhythm. Work nights disrupt this. Figure We doctors learn early in training that sleep has to be sacrificed for our careers. We routinely work long hours, often when our bodies are supposed to be sleeping, and […]

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First person: 3300 feet per second : Emergency Medicine News

Figure: poetry, mass shootings, gun violence Figure Children are made of sweet flesh and sweet breath. They are formed by disordered collections of hopes, dreams and delights. They are dressed every morning in soft clothes to cushion the blows of the world. They move to the sound of laughter and with the […]