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  • Fast Five Quiz: Neuropathic, Nociceptive, and Mixed Pain How much do you know about the assessment and etiology of neuropathic, nociceptive, and mixed pain? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • 5 Arthropod Envenomations: From Benign Bites to Serious Stings Arthropod envenomations are common occurrences that can cause pain and localized irritation, as well as more severe events, such as the development of dangerous necrotic lesions and life-threatening allergic reactions. Do you know how to best treat these bites and stings?
  • 9 Causes of Altered Mental Status in the Elderly Altered mental status is a broad category applied to geriatric patients with a change in cognition or level of consciousness. Learn more about nine causes of changes in mental status in the elderly.
  • 14 Rashes You Need to Know: Common Dermatologic Diagnoses Skin rashes are common patient complaints. Although many symptoms overlap, there are identifiable factors for each disease. Can you identify these rashes?
  • 11 Opiate-Related Emergencies: When Highs May Become Fatal The opiate epidemic contributes not only to mortality but also to a variety of organ system complications. Emergency personnel and other healthcare clinicians must be ready to diagnose and treat the many conditions that can be precipitated by opiate abuse, especially IVDA/IDU. Learn more about 11 opiate-related emergencies.
  • 13 Travel Diseases You Need to Know From Ebola to yellow fever, rising global travel is increasing travelers' exposure to severe and life-threatening disorders. Can you identify and manage the following infectious travel diseases?
  • On Strike or Working Overtime: 12 Endocrine Emergencies Endocrine emergencies are relatively uncommon but potentially fatal conditions that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Learn to correctly identify and appropriately address the following 12 endocrine emergencies.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Aortic Stenosis Do you know key aspects of presentation and best practices for diagnosis and treatment of aortic stenosis? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Understanding the 'Hidden Pediatric Problem': Sexual Abuse Child sexual abuse is a global underrecognized and underreported problem. Learn how to diagnose and evaluate suspected victims of sexual abuse, as well as understand some key considerations when managing these patients.
  • 11 Oncologic Emergencies You Need to Know Medical emergencies can arise as complications of cancer itself and/or its treatment. It is critical that all clinicians, especially emergency medicine specialists, be aware of, and quickly recognize, the potential oncologic emergencies that may occur in these patients, as well as know how to provide urgent and effective care to manage such clinical crises.
  • Postoperative Care in Cesarean Delivery Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on postoperative care in cesarean delivery by the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society.
  • Tonsillectomy in Children Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on tonsillectomy in children by the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF).
  • Hair Disorders: Finding the Root of the Problem Hair loss, or alopecia, can be associated with a wide variety of conditions, from genetic to autoimmune to infectious to environmental. Can you identify and distinguish the most common forms of hair loss?
  • Foreign Bodies: Curious Findings Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Ketamine With more patients inquiring about ketamine, are you familiar with key aspects, including new guidelines and potential interactions? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Spine Pain Are you familiar with various causes of spine pain, as well as best practices for workup and management? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Hard Hits: Blunt Force Trauma Blunt force injuries can affect multiple organ systems and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Can you identify and manage various types of blunt force trauma, as well as potential associated complications?
  • Postpartum Endometritis Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 clinical practice guidelines on postpartum endometritis by the Collège National des Gynécologues et Obstétriciens Français (CNGOF) and Société de Pathologie Infectieuse de Langue Française (SPILF).
  • Don't Bump the Bump: Trauma in Pregnancy Trauma is the leading nonobstetric cause of maternal death--and it occurs in an estimated 1 in 12 pregnancies. Learn about predisposing risk factors for, and causes and patterns of, injury in pregnant women, as well as how pregnancy changes affect their management after trauma.
  • Acute Liver Failure in a 64-Year-Old Man A 64-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, alcohol abuse, and depression presents with acute hepatic failure. Can you identify the correct cause?