Practice of EM

Imaging Decisions Vary On Shift – Are We Feeling More Confident, Fatiguing, or Somewhere In Between?

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Emergency physicians have dynamic changes to their work-ups (particularly in the selection of imaging) related to how busy, not how long, a shift is.

How are Patient Order and Shift Timing Associated With Imaging Choices in the Emergency Department? Evidence From Niagara Health Administrative Data. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 Aug 8;S0196-0644(22)00412-7. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.06.002. Online ahead of print.

COVID-19, Stress, and You

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Emergency physicians reported that the COVID-19 pandemic made them feel more stressed, lonely, anxious, irritable, and sad. Overall, EM providers had an uptick in alcohol use and a decrease in daily exercise. Laughter (humor and positive reframing) was the best medicine during this time.

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