Emergency Medicine

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Tips to Bypass the ER Waiting Room

Wait times in the emergency room (ER) can be very long, especially if your chief complaint is for something like a runny nose that is not an actual emergency.  So if you do go to the ER for all your...
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Houston Trauma Teams Prepare for Deadly Super Bowl Shootout

HOUSTON, TX - Emergency crews and trauma teams in the Houston area are nervous but ready for Sunday night, as experts are expecting a full-fledge shootout involving "shotguns and pistols" between the Atlanta Falcons...
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Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up After Single Dose of Narcan

MEDIEVAL ENGLAND - In a last ditch effort to prevent intubation for airway protection, Sleeping Beauty - also known as Princess Aurora, the daughter of King Stefan and Queen Leah - was given 0.4 mg...

Most Popular Medical Questions of 2016 by State

2016 is complete, and we combed through the data at Google to find out what were the most popular medical questions asked by state (click the map to enlarge): What is New England's obsession with...

Pain Level 0/10 Correlates with GCS 3 and Respiratory Rate 0

MORGANTOWN, WV - Multiple studies have examined the higher end of the pain scale, but there is a dearth of information regarding the achievement of pain 0/10.  So researchers at National Association of Real Charting...
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Spock: “Patient’s Demands for Dilaudid Highly Illogical”

STARFLEET - Mr. Spock of the USS Enterprise has informed Gomerblog that he finds his patient's demands for Dilaudid and other narcotics "highly illogical." He confided to both Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. "Bones" McCoy...

The Most Interesting Patient in the World

Humana pays him a co-insurance to go to the ER. His in-network coverage follows him wherever he goes. He drives the ambulance to his own emergencies. He is a universal blood donor and recipient. His d-dimer is never...
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Man Gives Frozen Nintendo Cartridge 2 Rescue Breaths

LOS ANGELES, CA - In a desperate attempt to salvage his copy of Super Mario Bros, L.A. native and first-year University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) medical student Mac Little summoned his ACLS knowledge...
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ICU Team Figures Out What Their Code Needs: More Bicarb!

NEW ORLEANS, LA - The ICU team at New Orleans Medical Center (NOMC) made history today by becoming the first medical team ever to implement a bicarb-only (More Bicarb!!) algorithm for cardiopulmonary arrest (see Figure 6 below)....
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Nevada Nursing Facility Pioneering Breast-To-Mouth (B2M) Resuscitation

Las Vegas, NV – In the wake of bundled Medicare payments, a Nevada Geriatric Nursing Facility run by Neonatologist turned Geriatrician, Dr. Hugh Mounds has begun to implement Breast-To-Mouth (B2M) resuscitation for his patients. “Our...

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