Emergency Medicine Career and Resource Center

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Emergency Medicine Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2016 LocumTenens.com Emergency Medicine Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com Emergency Medicine salary survey highlight annual average emergency medicine physician salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report, which is available for download.

ED Doctors Faced With Treating More Synthetic Drug Overdoses

Source: WKOW

There’s been no surprise there has been an alarming rate of opioid overdoses in the last several years, but cases involving synthetics has also continued to grow. One ED physician says that "every year there would be two or three deaths, presumably linked to those synthetic agents and these cases are even harder to deal with because unlike opiates and heroin, there really isn't an antidote for these unpredictable synthetic drugs.” Doctors worry that the synthetic drug fentanyl that is added to heroin could only make this issue worse.

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New Protocol for Migraine Treatment in the Emergency Room

Source: Neurology Advisor

More than half of the 1.2 million individuals who seek treatment for migraines are prescribed opioids, despite the known risks. There is also a great deal of variation in the different types of medication used to treat migraines. This persuaded the American Headache Society to form an expert panel to review the evidence and decide which medications should be considered treatment for acute migraines in adults in the ED. The different types of medications used include migraine-specific drugs, anti-dopaminergics, opioids, corticosteroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antihistamines.”

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