Diane Calello, MD, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers News Jersey Medical School, discusses the role of pediatricians and poison control centers in preventing common poisonings among pediatric patients.
David G Schwartz, PhD, and Stephen Lankenau, PhD, on Opioid Overdose Reversal in the Community Setting
David G Schwartz, PhD, and Stephen Lankenau, PhD, answer our questions on the results of a study examining the effectiveness of equipping members of the community with naloxone and a smartphone application to signal suspected opioid overdose.
Diane Calello, MD, executive and medical director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers News Jersey Medical School, overviews common types and causes of poisonings in toddlers, children, and adolescents, including drugs of abuse, medications in the household, and social media challenges.
Molly Jeffery, PhD, from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, details a practice that may be undermining patients’ decision-making regarding whether or not to visit emergency care, and discusses her research on a potential solution.
A 33-year-old postpartum woman presented to our emergency department with dyspnea, orthopnea, and generalized abdominal pain and distention for 2 days. She had been having trouble breathing at rest and had mild relief with sitting upright.
More than 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a brain injury each year. In some cases, symptoms and long-term complications of a TBI may be improved with nutrition interventions, writes Anne Danahy, MS, RDN.
Mental health is one of the top 10 reasons people visit the emergency department, but follow-up care is not always adequate. Are there ways hospitals can help these patients? Tell us via our poll!
A 26-year-old incarcerated man presented to the emergency department with a complication of osteomyelitis of the left ischium, which had been diagnosed previously.
Are you familiar with the most common fireworks-related injuries that are treated in the emergency department? Take our quick quiz to find out!
Lewis S. Nelson, MD, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, discusses the key components of treating opioid overdose and opioid use disorder in the emergency department and beyond.