Hip and knee pain almost categorically get an X-Ray in the ED, but when do you need more? And when could another view help you avoid a more costly imaging test? This week join Dr. Gressick as she gets back to the basics in the acquisition and interpretation of the hip and knee X-RaysRead More
Ever have a patient present with foot or ankle pain? In case you have, here is a refresher on the radiographic anatomy of the foot as well as the test characteristics and viability of the use of the Ottawa Rules in the ED setting by Dr. Golden.Read More
SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, & Treatment) for Substance Abuse
Why should we care?
- Prevalence of this disease is impressive with greater than 33,000 deaths attributed to alcohol in 2012 alone (287,000 MVC's in Ohio alone attributable to alcohol)
- Medical problems attributable to alcohol use costs the US $100,000,000,000 annually (from health care bills to lost productivity)!
- Approximately 33% of inpatient admissions in a country hospital population were attributable to alcohol
- One in five Americans can be defined as at risk drinkers