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ACEP in Need of Doc Blog Content


POSTED IN: EPIC - The Official Newsletter of MOCEP, March/April 2017,

ACEP is in need of “Doc Blog” content for their Emergency Care For You site. They are looking for articles on basic consumer-health information and have provided suggested topics below. If you have other ideas, they are open to that as well. Articles should be 400-500 words in length, created in a Word document, and have some element of personal experience (mainly a patient or patients you treated once and how that experience can help others, etc.). Please reach out to Michael Baldyga, mbaldyga@acep.org, prior to writing content to verify there is still content needed for that topic.

Suggested Topics:

  • Bike injuries that involved not wearing a helmet
  • Can you drink too much water? What’s the risk of overhydrating?
  • Staying healthy when traveling
  • Boating injuries
  • How technology is changing the way I do my job.
  • Did you treat a shark attack victim? (this could be interesting)
  • Jellyfish, stingray, etc.   Is urinating on yourself to treat it just a myth?
  • Fire dangers/ Brush fire dangers – people clearing brush from their property, etc.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases – what can bring people to the ED
  • Snake bites
  • Dealing with patients with dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Spotting the signs of dating violence
  • Electric shock injuries
  • Texting while walking injures
  • Common foot injuries
  • Drug shortages and how it affects your job
  • Ambulance diversion
  • How has technology helped you do your job differently. (What do you rely on now that didn’t exist when you started your career?)
  • CT Scans in the ED
  • How medical liability issues affect your job and why should patients care?
  • Can spring allergies be dangerous?
  • Dangers of food poisoning
  • Common camping injuries
  • An example of a patient who waited too long before going to the ED
  • What is stroke?
  • Stroke in women
  • Stroke in children