The My Emergency Department app is designed and developed by emergency medicine physicians for anyone working in the emergency department. It allows a single source of truth for all your team’s guidelines, policies and education content. It also helps streamline communication within the team. The platform is completed free to get started and you can check out more about it here.… Read more
Author: Ross Donaldson
New (free) Suture.app available: an easy-to-use, bedside application for laceration repair.
From the creator of Nerve Block comes another free app and figuring out how to manage a laceration just got a lot easier. With Suture.app, you’ll have all the information you could need at your fingertips. Our easy-to-use interface will guide you from start to finish.
As soon as you select the laceration location, you’ll start getting repair recommendations including suture material and sizes, other closure methods (like staples or hair apposition), technique references with guided videos and illustrations and instructions to share with patients including removal timeframes.
- Comprehensive database of laceration types and complications
- Library of repair techniques with videos and illustrations (from Dr. Brian Lin’s Closing the Gap)
- Generate procedure
Check out the nuMose search engine
The nuMose search engine was recently launched by Harbor-UCLA graduate, Zahir Basrai. This advanced search engine is tailored specifically to the needs of emergency physicians and includes the ability to search case reports, guidelines, and pediatric specific results. It also incorporates crowdsourcing into its search algorithm, to help users find the best articles for a particular search.
Check out the website at: https://numose.com
A 4 min video demonstrating how to best use the site is also available here.
New trauma podcast
In this era of social distancing and online learning, check out Trauma ICU Rounds, new podcast by Dr. Dennis Kim, that provides concise, clinically relevant information on topics that span the spectrum of critical care, emergency general surgery, and trauma surgery. You can find it on its website, iTunes, or the other major directories. … Read more
We need you! Help keep WikEM up to date.
Ever wonder who puts all the great content in WikEM and keeps it up to date? Well, you do! WikEM is a wiki, open to medical providers around the world. Join our contributor community and help ensure this fantastic open-access resource has the most accurate and recent information ready at your fingertips. While you’re at it, you can additionally be recognized as a WikEM editor through our open and transparent promotion process. Join us!
The WikEM Editors
Editor in Chief
Ross Donaldson, MD, MPH, CTropMed, FACEP
Daniel G. Ostermayer, MD
Claire Lewis, MD
Michael Holtz, MD
Neil M. Young, MD
Senior Associate Editor
Kevin Lu, MD… Read more
New algorithm app!
You may have noticed algorithm diagrams supplementing various topics on WikEM. They’re part of the WikEM Algorithm Project, a continuing partnership with ddxof.com (differential diagnosis of). The WikEM algorithms are developed to serve as rapid emergency department references for differential diagnosis generation, clinical decision rule application, and critical management steps. They also serve as convenient teaching tools for educators.
You can now freely access all of the over 100 algorithms on your mobile device with the ddxof app. Download it today on the App Store and Google Play.… Read more
Check out the new pediatric EM website, PEM Source
PEMsource is a pediatric emergency medicine resource site curated by the faculty and fellows of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. It has quick links to a range of tools (e.g. BiliTool), FOAM posts, key pediatric algorithms, evidence based reviews, sample ECGs, images, and more. Check it out before you see your next pediatric patient!… Read more
Check out ddxof.com
Seeking emergency physicians for the Houston area
EmCare® is seeking emergency medicine physicians for several sites in and around Houston. Come join the country’s most experienced, physician-led practice management company.
- Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (Webster, TX)
- Bayshore Medical Center (Pasadena, TX)
- East Houston Medical Center (Houston, TX)
- Pearland Medical Center (Pearland, TX)
Known for its unique structure, EmCare® develops local practices, supports them with regionally-located clinical leadership and operational personnel, while providing them access to unprecedented national resources.
Contact Stacey Harris, EmCare® physician recruiter, at (214) 712-2477 or Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Support open medicine and become a WikEM Sponsor! … Read more
Push Health’s low cost concierge software now has affordable per service malpractice insurance
Want to see patients when you are outside of your home facility, but worried about the malpractice risk? Push Health now has the perfect solution: per service medical malpractice insurance. If you qualify and become an affiliate, your patients pay a $5 fee at the time of services and you are covered with standard malpractice insurance when using Push Health’s mobile and internet software. It is that simple.
Now, you can invoice, message, keep medical records, and order laboratory tests for your concierge patients, friends, and family, all while being covered by medical malpractice insurance. Build your own practice with Push Health!