ACEP in Need of Doc Blog Content

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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,, 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