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Monday, August 15, 2022

Basic EM

REBEL EM - June 01, 2022 - By Ellsworth Wright
Take Home Points
  • Emergency medicine revolves around the differential diagnosis
  • History and physical exam should significantly narrow your differential diagnosis
  • Have an idea of what specific diagnoses are being ruled out when ordering diagnostic tests
  • Always consider the most life-threatening and most common disease processes first – we are a rule out specialty
  • “Red flags” are key historical or physical exam findings that put one at a higher risk for certain conditions
  • You have a finite number of shifts as a learner. Challenge yourself to learn something new every day!