A man presents to your ED complaining of an itchy rash on his foot. He recently came back from a vacation in Jamaica where he spent a lot of time walking on the beach. No systemic symptoms. No allergies. Not toxic appearing. No other medical problems. What's the diagnosis? It may make your skin crawl....
Catherine Ginty, MD
As the weather warms in most parts of the country, we need to begin including tickborne illnesses on our differentials. Read below for a quick summary of some of the most common tickborne illnesses.
As EM physicians, we receive training in obstetrics. While most of us don't walk into a shift *hoping* for a delivery, we are trained to handle these cases if the present. Postpartum hemorrhage can be a complication of even a "normal" delivery. Read on below for some pearles regarding how to manage a postpartum hemorrhage.
You're working in your new hospital without ObGyn coverage and your triage nurse informs you that "there is a woman bleeding up front...she looks pregnant." You begin to run a differential through your head of what that problem could be. Read on below for diagnoses to consider.
While we aren't dentists, it's very common to encouter ED patients with dental complaints. Dental blocks are a very useful tool in the care of patients with not only dental pain, but can also be used to anesthesize certain areas of the face for laceration repairs. Read on below for a guide on the different types of blocks.