Who got that stank?

Patients that stink can really hinder an ED. It creates a difficult work environment for ED staff and makes nearby patients, families and visitors uncomfortable. Here are a few ways I came across to neutralize the stank

AMA after Narcan – Is it safe?

In comes a 34-year-old male who is obtunded with pinpoint pupils and breathing at five times a minute; likely due to heroin abuse.  He wakes up after Narcan is appropriately administered, but now he wants to leave.  What is the risk […]

Habitat for Humanity Day of Service

As a residency we have been wanting to get more involved with our surrounding community instead of just interacting with the residents of Paterson in the ED.  A couple weeks ago we went to Habitat for Humanity in Paterson to […]

Recent Pubs

We’ve had a bunch of publications in both peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed sources over the past few weeks! Check them out when you get a chance: Traficante and Kashani in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology talking about a Massive Calcium […]

TLC: Triple Lumen Complications

Placing central venous cathethers, whether under ultrasound guidance or based off of your landmarks can be difficult and still prone to many complications. With the increased use and now standard of care for placing central lines with ultrasound guidance you would think we are immune to the “catastrophic” complication of an inadvertent arterial cannulation. But does ultrasound make us infalliable? Are there other methods that we can use to confirm venous placement of these large catheters?

Lisfranc injuries

Quick Review of Lisfranc Injuries Lisfranc injures are a spectrum which result in a sprain or complete disruption of the tarsometatarsal joints of the midfoot.  They most commonly occur at the base of the 2nd metatarsal with oftentimes subtle or even absent findings on […]

ALTO at it again

The ALTO program (Alternatives to Opioids) at St. Joe’s has already received national recognition for its work here. In March we held a legislative summit that was attended by U.S. Senators Bob Menendez, Cory Booker, US Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr and multiple other members of the local and state government to discuss the opioid epidemic and the ALTO initiative. Then we were lucky enough to have the New York Times write a story recent story in June on the ALTO program as well. Not to be outdone, EM Resident recently published a piece to introduce the EMRA readers to the wonders of ALTO and the success we have had thus far with the program, check it out here.