Common Sense

Common Sense is a bi-monthly member magazine that reports on all AAEM activities and news from the world of emergency medicine. It is delivered to the AAEM membership* six times a year, which currently stands at over 8,000 emergency physicians, residents, and others with an interest in emergency medicine. * International members receive an online subscription only.

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Current Issue: May/June 2019

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President's Message

  May/June 2019

Thank You for Another Successful Scientific Assembly!

Author: David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM

I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who made the 25th Annual Scientific Assembly a great success!

  March/Arpil 2019

Two Years Since Summa: What Have We Learned?

Author: David A. Farcy, MD FCCM FAAEM and Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM

It has been fascinating to watch the story continue to unfold with Summa Health and U.S. Acute Care Solutions (USACS)...

From the Editor's Desk

  May/June 2019

Emergency Medicine Wellness Bill of Rights

Author: Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

Sitting in an airport after leaving the latest AAEM Scientific Assembly is a place for me to reflect upon the last several days...

  March/April 2019

AAEM Opposes NP and PA Independent Practice

Author: Andy Mayer, MD FAAEM

Talk to any emergency medicine resident, and you’ll hear how the incredible burden of student loans looms over them...

Featured Articles

  May/June 2019

Getting Off the Ground: Developing an ED Patient and Family Advocacy Council to Improve Patient Experience

Author: Jonathan D. Sonis, MD, et al.

Patient experience continues to be a growing area of focus for hospital and emergency department (ED) leaders across the United States...

  March/April 2019

Why Did AAEM Take a Stand Against APP Independent Practice?

Author: AAEM APP Task Force

Physician members of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine have voiced concerns about the use of advanced practice providers...

Dollars & Sense

  May/June 2019

Three Questions

Author: Joel M. Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

As I progress in my career, I find myself getting busier and busier. Some of it is my own doing...

  March/April 2019

Books, Blogs, and Podcasts to Check Out in 2019

Author: Joel M. Schofer, MD MBA CPE FAAEM

Whether you like it or not, you have a second job. That second job is managing your personal finances...

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Past Issues

AAEM Article Series

The Master of AAEM Series

  • Achieving Great Outcomes in Your Discharged ED Patients - Tom Scaletta, MD MAAEM FAAEM
  • AAEM: Now More Than Ever! - Larry Weiss, MD JD MAAEM FAAEM
  • Welcome to the Tribe: Thoughts on Starting Out in EM - Joe Lex, MD MAAEM FAAEM
  • Where Would EM be Without AAEM? - Robert McNamara, MD MAAEM FAAEM

Medical Liability - State by State

  • Part 1: Alabama-Florida
  • Part 2: Georgia-Maine
  • Part 3: Maryland-North Dakota
  • Part 4: Ohio-Rhode Island
  • Part 5: South Carolina-Wyoming
  • The Final Summary

Cracking the Code: Fixing the Crowded Emergency Department

  • Part 1: Building the Burning Platform
  • Part 2: Creating the Analytic Model
  • Part 3: Implementing the Solution