We’ve come a long way since 1974!
Here is a glimpse of the cutting edge of emergency medicine research from 40 years ago, and how these EM roots influence patient care today.
1. Cover of the Journal of ACEP (JACEP) August 1974.
2. Crazy! Isn’t it? Well, maybe not. This 2014 article reports a low complication rate of 0 to 2 percent: Abdurehim Y, Yasin Y, Yaming Q, Hua Z. Value and efficacy of foley catheter removal of blunt pediatric esophageal foreign bodies. ISRN Otolaryngol. 2014;2014:679378.
3. Who is Motorola? State-of-the-art emergency medical services communication in 1974.
4. The roots and basis for trauma resuscitation today.
Compliments of Bruce Walmsley, MD, FACEP.