Emergency Medicine

Surgeon Rips on Nurses, Hospitalists, and ER Docs, and Twitter Delivers a Massive Takedown

TWITTERVERSE - A colorectal surgeon posted a rant about the care he received in an odd location "Psychology Today." The rant, which since has been taken down, ripped on everyone he came in contact...
John Doe

Breaking: Turns Out the Patient’s Name Really is John Doe

NASHVILLE, TN - Well, it was bound to happen one day: members of the intensive care unit (ICU) team at Vanderbilt University have realized that their comatose patient assigned the name John Doe until...
doctors lent

What Are Health Care Professionals Giving Up for Lent (By Specialty)?

General Surgeon: Evidence-based medicine.  “Oh, your tummy hurts?  Well, let’s open you up and take a look, shall we?” Emergency Medicine: Dilaudid.  The screams will be deafening. Cardiologist: Stethoscopes.  If you can’t hear heart sounds without...
Hospicillin

FDA Approves Hospicillin for Use in Patients Who are Full Code

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved a powerful new palliative care medication called Hospicillin for use in patients who are Full Code when they should really be DNR.  The review...
ER waiting room

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...
Super Bowl LI shootout

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...
Sleeping Beauty

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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