Hot Topics in EM

  • Can Hospitalists and ED Staff Drive Down Healthcare Costs?   Telemedicine, ED staff working with hospitalists, and improving patient handoff can improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, Drs Robert Glatter and Sherri L. Sandel say.
  • Houston ER Doc: Our Vital Steps in Aiding Hurricane Victims   Dr Rob Glatter interviews Dr Neil Gandhi, medical director of the emergency department at Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital.
  • Geriatric Emergency Departments: Why the Trend Is Here to Stay   Dr Robert Glatter interviews Dr Zia Agha, who's behind the expected opening of a new geriatric emergency department at UC San Diego in 2018.
  • Trump's Impact on Emergency Medicine   What impact will the recent election have on the medical care acts and emergency medicine? This is part 2 of a two-part series of discussions between physicians Dr Glatter and Dr Pines.
  • Trump's Impact on the ACA, MACRA, and MIPS   What impact will the recent election have on the medical care acts and payment systems? This is part 1 of a two-part series of discussions between emergency medicine physicians Drs Glatter and Pines.
  • Can a Hickey Really Cause a Stroke?   The recent death of a 17-year-old from a stroke reported to be a consequence of a hickey leads to the question: Can this really happen?
  • Emergency Response: Pre- and Post-9/11   Drs Robert Glatter and Paul Biddinger discuss lessons learned from 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing, and other tragedies that are shaping emergency care.
  • Noteworthy EM Advancements: A 20-Year Review Robert Glatter, MD, highlights progress in the past two decades that has dramatically improved emergency care.
  • Time to Caution Patients Against Laundry Pod Use?   Poisoning from laundry pods among children has become an increasing concern. Dr Robert Glatter explains how to keep kids safe from these brightly colored objects that may resemble candy.