Emergency Medicine

Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Acute Altitude Illness: Updated Prevention and Treatment Guidelines from the Wilderness Medical Society [Practice Guidelines]

Acute altitude illness comprises acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, and high altitude pulmonary edema. The Wilderness Medical Society has updated prevention and treatment guidelines on acute altitude illness.

Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Frostbite: Recommendations for Prevention and Treatment from the Wilderness Medical Society [Practice Guidelines]

Recommendations for prevention and treatment of frostbite from the Wilderness Medical Society.

Dec 1, 2019 Issue
Hypothermia and Cold Weather Injuries [Article]

Find out how to stage hypothermia when core temperature cannot be measured, when rapid rewarming is not advised, and how to distinguish nonfreezing injuries from frostbite.

Jan 1, 2019 Issue
Liberal vs. Conservative Oxygen Therapy in the Acutely Ill [Medicine by the Numbers]

This review compares liberal and conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults and their effect on mortality (in-hospital, 30-day, and longest follow-up) and morbidity (disability at longest follow-up, risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia, any hospital-acquired infection, and length of hospital stay).

May 1, 2016 Issue
AHA Updates Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care [Practice Guidelines]

This summary practice guideline from the American Heart Association focuses on adult and child basic life support and CPR quality, as well as alternative CPR techniques.

Apr 1, 2016 Issue
Useful Signs and Symptoms of Severe Intracranial Injury After Minor Head Trauma [POEMs]

Specific individual risk factors, clinical signs, and symptoms are useful in identifying adults with minor head trauma who are at risk of severe intracranial injury. The absence of all features of the Canadian CT Head Rule and New Orleans Criteria is also highly accurate for identifying adults at low risk of severe injury.

Apr 1, 2016 Issue
Prevention and Treatment of Drowning [Article]

Review the statistics of drowning incidents, how to improve the likelihood of successful resuscitation, and the most effective prevention strategies.

Nov 1, 2010 Issue
Altitude Illness: Risk Factors, Prevention, Presentation, and Treatment [Article]

Altitude illness affects 25 to 85 percent of travelers to high altitudes, depending on their rate of ascent, home altitude, individual susceptibility, and other risk factors. Acute mountain sickness is the most common presentation of altitude illness and typically causes headache and malaise within ...

Sep 1, 2010 Issue
Hypothermia for Neuroprotection in Adults After Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Compared with standard care, therapeutic hypothermia with conventional cooling methods improves the rate of survival to hospital discharge and neurologic outcome in patients successfully resuscitated after cardiac arrest.

Oct 1, 2008 Issue
Does Limiting Interruptions During Cardiac Resuscitation Improve Outcomes [AFP Journal Club]

Does the ACLS recommendation to limit interruptions during cardiac resuscitation improve outcomes for patients with cardiac arrest? It is a reasonable recommendation, but success rates in this study may be too good to believe.

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