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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Emergency Medicine is a fast-paced, multi-discipline, procedure heavy specialty. If you are a PA considering working in this field, or PA Student about to do your ER clinicals, we have a free “ER cheat sheet” download you’ll appreciate as well as some book, website and podcast recommendations too!


A Free ER “Cheat Sheet” for PAs!

Mark Roman, a PA-C put together a great document full of small tips and tricks that is a great reference for PAs working in the ER and agreed to let EmpoweredPAs share it! Legal stuff: this document is not medical advice, and information may be out of date or inaccurate, use at your own risk!


Books:

EMRA Antibiotic Guide Is a system based antibiotic guide, great for PA students or new PAs!

Dale Dubin’s Rapid Interpretation of EKGs is the brightly colored ubiquitous “go to” EKG resource

Maxwell’s Quick Reference is a cheap and simple guide for those who only want the basics!

Acute Care Protocols The higher price is worth it for new graduate ER PAs, and highlights when to elevate care

Elemental Medicine is a quick read and helps fill in the gaps on lab intepretation

Tarascon is the classic reference guide for all medication dosing

EMRA Basics of EM is a great little pocket guide with differential diagnoses, workups and red flags to watch for!

Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a desk reference, but amazing for learning all things Peds EM


Links:

MD CALC

If you are looking for PERC score, Wells Score or PCARN criteria, you’ve found the right place

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

A great place to learn about ECG Basics

RADIOLOGY MASTERCLASS

Their Chest Xrays, CT Brain and Trauma Xray Galleries are a great place to review normal images

HEAD NECK BRAIN & SPINE

A resource for learning neuroanatomy. It has loads of CTs, MRIs to learn from and study

LAB TESTS ONLINE

A great place to look up tests by type or by diagnoses


ORTHO BULLETS

Evidence-based free resources for all things ortho!


Podcasts

EM:RAP

You will love these guys. You’re welcome!

TALK EM

John Bielinski, PA-C with the Emergency Medicine Institute covers EM topics for all providers


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