Sat, 04/18/2020 - 5:00am
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 3:00am

You sign out to the overnight team at midnight and stay an hour or so completing a laceration repair and finishing your charts.  It's been a chaotic afternoon and evening and the patina of COVID-19 didn’t make things any better. After your shift (and appropriate decontamination) you pass your hospital’s new resiliency resource room.  You wonder, “What would be more relaxing right now? Doing some deliberative coloring, petting a dog, or just heading home?”

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Thu, 04/16/2020 - 5:25am

Cooper EM team discussesd “Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a treatment of COVID-19: results of an open-label non-randomized clinical trial” by Gautret P, Lagier JC, Parola P, et al. 

Dr. Brittany Cesar and Dr. Angela Ugorets summarize the article ...

 

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Wed, 04/15/2020 - 8:00am

A 45 yo female presents with shortness of breath

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Mon, 04/13/2020 - 5:00am

Cellulitis vs erisypelas vs folliculitis vs... 

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Sun, 04/12/2020 - 12:15pm

 

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Fri, 04/10/2020 - 7:25am

Prone positioning was discovered by a woman. 

 

She was a nurse. 

 

This should surprise no one. 

 

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Thu, 04/09/2020 - 5:00am

 

Question: Are anesthetic eye drops (proparacaine, tetracaine, etc.) for corneal abrasions effective for pain control AND safe to prescribe after discharge from the emergency department?

 

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Wed, 04/08/2020 - 7:00am

40 yo F presents to the ED w/ 12 hours of GI symptoms.

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Tue, 04/07/2020 - 9:00pm

Blunt chest injury can rarely result in a direct contusion to the myocardium. This "bruise of the heart" can precipiate lethal cardiac arrhythmia, often in a delayed fashion. As you evaluate a trauma patient with complaints of chest pain after blunt injury,  you wonder what the correct workup and management of this potentially fatal condition should consist of....

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