Archive for February, 2012

Things to do on your shift

Posted: 21st February 2012 by Dr D in opinion

Let’s be honest, we all think about it during our shift, but we have never seen it in print. Here is it folks, the first unofficial ER Bingo check list. Thanks to my friend “Swarley” who was wiling to pass on this prize winning and much needed piece of ED literature. At least this can […]

I have a routine, kind of a “pre-game” ritual i do before every shift. I walk through the waiting room to see what the waiting time damage is and get a sense for the patient vibe, i grab a Monster for a quick boost of energy, check in at the HUC station and report in […]

Pre-Hospital CPAP

Posted: 13th February 2012 by Dr D in Attending Practice, EMS Rotation, opinion

Interesting information that I found while searching the net on prehospital care: The physician-staffed mobile intensive care units of SAMU (Service d’Aide Médicale Urgente) in France provided the location for this randomised controlled trial of CPAP for acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this randomized controlled trial was to determine the immediate and […]

This is a “first glance” EKG. That means, that at the first glance you immediately have a sphincter spasm when you see it.   Click on the link below to take this quiz and drop me a note to answer the following questions. (1) what is the problem? (2) where is the problem? (3) what […]