Confronting Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Confronting Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

We've previously spent some time talking about implicit bias and its impact on patient care.It is of course important to recognize that we all have elements of implicit bias - these blindspots are programmed within us, and recognizing them is an important step in...

Pericarditis and Myocarditis in the ED

Pericarditis and Myocarditis in the ED

Chest pain is one of the most common presentations to the emergency department (ED) and includes a wide differential diagnosis. In today’s post, we will review a less common cause of chest pain seen in the ED: pericarditis and myocarditis. We will also review...

Did You Do a Pelvic Exam?

Did You Do a Pelvic Exam?

The role of the emergency department pelvic exam has come under debate for some time. Clinicians have raised concerns regarding whether or not it changes management, whether or not our findings are reliable, and of course the logistic barriers regarding space, time...

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