• Syncope … Or Is It ?

    Hx: A male in his 80’s is transported by EMS after a cardiac arrest. His family called 911 after they heard him fall in the bathroom and found him unresponsive. The [...]
  • Scribes: Pearls and Pitfalls

    Much has been published regarding the use of scribes in the past few years. The position was born out of a need for reducing data entry time by physicians, while [...]
  • Holding Orders: Pearls and Pitfalls

    As many hospitals battle the national physician shortage, emergency physicians are increasingly being asked to write inpatient orders. These are abbreviated orders meant to [...]
  • Inspired Or Defeated ?

    The last few days have been rough. The emergency department is overcrowded and patients have been VERY sick. Treatments were labor intensive and patients holding in the ED [...]
  • You Are Being Sued …

    I cannot recall a feeling more dreadful than opening up a thick packet from an unknown attorney’s office to discover that I had been named in a medical malpractice [...]

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