Diagnostics: Knee and Ankle X-rays

Diagnostics: Knee and Ankle X-rays

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-Rays

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Grand Rounds Recap - 11/13/14

Grand Rounds Recap - 11/13/14

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
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