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?”Read more
Submitted by Lars-Kristofer Peterson, MD
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 ...
Submitted by Angela Ugorets, MD,
Submitted by Brittany Cesar, MD
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....Read more
Submitted by Aimee Parks, MD