EP9. A Look Back at 2014 and Resolutions for the New Year

Happy New Year

2015 is only hours away and yet 2014 was such an exciting year in EM it’s hard to let it go…  Here are some of my favorite articles from 2014!

Fibrinolysis for Patients with Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism – PEITHO Investigators

A Randomized Trial of Protocol-Based Care for Early Septic Shock – ProCESS Investigators

Goal-Directed Resuscitation for Patients with Early Septic Shock – ARISE Investigators

Use of esmolol after failure of standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation to treat patients with refractory ventricullar fibrillation

A Simplified and Structured Teaching Tool for the Evaluation and Management of Pulseless Electrical Activity

Delayed Sequence Intubation: A Prospective Observational Study

Integration of Social Media in Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum

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EP6. Pain Management


Think treating pain can be a pain?  Check out our latest episode for EM Stud’s take on pain management and the dangers of opioids.


1. Poon SJ, Greenwood-ericksen MB. The opioid prescription epidemic and the role of emergency medicine. Ann Emerg Med. 2014;64(5):490-5.

2. Cantrill SV, Brown MD, Carlisle RJ, et al. Clinical policy: critical issues in the prescribing of opioids for adult patients in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;60(4):499-525.

3. Rosenblum A, Marsch LA, Joseph H, Portenoy RK. Opioids and the treatment of chronic pain: controversies, current status, and future directions. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2008;16(5):405-16.

4. Washington Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

5. New York City Emergency Department Discharge Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

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