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A Patient Nurse

The facts are just the facts:<br>They’re black<br>They’re teenagers<br>They’re inner-city.<p>Like this:<p>Like Loading...<p>If I have seen further than others, it is by …

Inner Cities

Rescue the Dying: A Christmas Story

<b>Part One of Three</b><p>The Christmas holiday is fast approaching. The hustle and bustle is back, the pressure for “The Best Christmas Ever” builds and the …

Flying

Making Varsity

You’ll find me touting teamwork on any given night in your local emergency department. Tongue in cheek, I say things like: “What’s gonna work? …

Medicine

Even if a retail clinic is close, people often use an emergency room instead

Even if there’s a retail health clinic less than a 10-minute drive away, consumers are just as likely to go to the emergency department for low-level problems like bronchitis or urinary tract infections, a recent study found.<p>“Our results aren’t necessarily the wooden stake in the heart of retail …

Health Care

Thankfulness

Thankfulness is about optimism, reflecting on growth and the testing of one’s humanity;<p>It studies the paths we travel, the intersection of lives and …

Happiness

Study indicates high rate of 'intentional' drug-related deaths among nurses

More nurses die from deliberate drug overdose than any other health care professionals, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers from the …

Mental Health

What the Emergency Room Taught Me About Being Overworked

Overworked<p>It was a hectic Saturday afternoon in the emergency room of a major Berlin hospital. The list of unseen patients was long, the hallways …

Blood Tests

Designing for crisis

<b>Eric A. Meyer</b> <b>urges designers to pay attention to the worst-case<br>scenario, and make a better experience for all users</b><p>On the morning of August 17 2013, …

Sobering Thoughts

So it’s another weekend in your local emergency department which means multiple traumas, medical codes and high patient volumes. The only thing is my …

Penn Medicine Recognizes Pa. Agency's Role in Rescue of Man Injured by Circular Saw

Indian River Ambulance Services will provide district staff members with kits including tourniquets, compression gauze and triage gear.<p>The American …

Medicine

Strength through Adversity

The following is an excerpt from my lecture “Resilience: Surviving the Work of Trauma” given at The Penn Trauma & Critical Care Conference, October …

Inflammation

Revenge is Best Served Cold – Like a Sonic Shake

Let me start this post off by saying I blame a rough day on the home front (that included an ER visit for one of my kiddos) combined with a brutal …

Ice Cream

The Call

Heart Attacks

Why God? – a story of faith, hope and love

It is our natural inclination, when facing life’s toughest questions, to feel the need for answers. The inability to understand “the why” can lead to …

Eastern Europe

Again

“Is there anything else we need to address, as nursing leaders, in this upcoming year”, says the Director of Nursing Development. She is speaking to …

Empathy

Who’s the “Troll”?

The last hour assigned to triage is the longest and hardest 60 minutes of any position for an Emergency Room nurse. It’s often like a scene from <i>Night</i> …

Rehabilitation

Study: ED motivational sessions not effective for all women

Brief motivational sessions with women who came to the emergency department after episodes of excessive drinking and domestic violence did not appear …

Domestic Violence

Blog

The flu vaccine seems to trigger a wide range of responses even from healthcare professionals and individuals who are vaccinated in all other …

Spare Parts: Final Cut

“He’s taching into the 150s. His pressure is in the 60s. Adam, are you with us?” 24 hours ago I got my new pancreas. This morning my blood sugar was …

Medicine

Tips for the Resuscitationist - "PQRST"

"PQRST" - Capnography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation of the patient in cardiac arrest can be stressful, chaotic, and variable de... <br>Click to view …

Medicine

I Spent 18 Hours in One of New York City’s Busiest Emergency Rooms

In many ways, Brookdale University Hospital's emergency room—one of the busiest in New York City—acts as a bizarro microcosm of the inequitable American healthcare system.<p><b>10:00 AM</b><p>When I walked into the emergency room at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn, <i>Jerry</i> …

General Hospital

9 Lessons From an Unexpected Visit to the ER | Inc.com

My 64-year-old mother was visiting from England when she fell and broke her hip in downtown Los Angeles. While the past few weeks have been quite a whirlwind, I was inspired by seeing LA's first responders in action and visiting two local hospitals. Just like the choose-your-own adventure …

Employment

Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Access – Tips for Success

<b>Authors: Marc Zosky, DO (LSUHSC Emergency Medicine Residency, Chief Resident, Baton Rouge, LA) and Emilio Volz, MD (LSUHSC Emergency Ultrasound</b> …

Baton Rouge

Skin Glue Reduces the Failure Rate of Emergency Department-Inserted Peripheral Intravenous Catheters: A Randomized Controlled Trial. - PubMed

STUDY OBJECTIVE:<p>Peripheral intravenous catheters are the most common invasive device in health care yet have very high failure rates. We investigate …

Teaching Medical Teamwork Right From The Start

There's a new building going up on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic. A very big building.<p>"The skylight that we're standing under will eventually cover the area of an entire football field," says Russ Saghy, who oversees construction projects for the Cleveland Clinic.<p>The skylight is part of the …

Digital Health

Spare Parts: First Cuts are Deepest

Part 3 (start here for the beginning)<p>…seven weeks have passed. Just enough time to get my mind off the whole transplant thing and then it happens. …

Medicine

The Answers Are In!

Answers from Keeping it Real<p>Here they are! Check your answers and see how you did.<p>Section 1: Anatomy<p>Identify the following anatomical locations<p>1] …

Pregnancy

Second Chances

( 2 Followers )<p>X<p>Follow Adam<p>Every time our HASTE (Hospital Alerting System Tone Encoded) alarms, my ears go up, the adrenaline surges and reality …

Medicine

The Test is Positive

Nothing causes an emotional flood in a man more than hearing the words “I think I’m pregnant.” My wife Amy spoke these words to me nine months into …

Medicine

Spare Parts: Part One

The story continues…<p>…and with a mix of excitement and trepidation I’m off on a 60 mile trip to the transplant center. I’m traveling alone as Amy is …

Diabetes