ER’s New Dilaudid Salt Lick, Admissions Down 90%

SACRAMENTO, CA - Sutter Health System is changing the game.  In a world of overcrowded ERs and the inability to triage efficiently, new innovations must be considered.  Sutter Health instituted a Dilaudid Salt Lick™ to...

Know Your Stethoscopes

1. The Disposable Stethoscope This stethoscope can be found in contact precaution rooms, the ICU, or the pre-op area of an ophthalmology clinic.  It’s made of lightweight aluminum designed to pick up as much ambient...
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Call Room Bears Striking Resemblance to Medieval Dungeon

DALLAS, TX - Third-year surgical resident Stacy Collins was shocked when she opened the door to her call room and found its striking resemblance to a medieval dungeon nothing short of uncanny. "I can't say...
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Report: Ability to Wear Scrubs to Work is Only Thing Keeping Health Care Professionals...

CHICAGO, IL - According to a recent poll of nearly 20,000 health care professionals jointly conducted by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Nurses Association (ANA), 99.8% of...
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As Nurse Leans In for a Listen, Patient Can Think of No Better Time...

BOSTON, MA - As Nurse Ned Franks leans in with a stethoscope to listen, patient Andy Charles can think of no better time today than right now to start a violent coughing spell right into his...
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At Medical School Reunion, Class of 2007 Celebrates 10 Years of Debt, Utter Exhaustion

BOSTON, MA - This Gomerblog author was on-hand for his Boston University School of Medicine Class of 2007 reunion last night, and it was nothing short of a pure joy to reunite with old...

How to F***ing Shine on the Wards: A Med Student Guide to Getting Honors

We all want that coveted “H.” Here’s how to be a star on the wards: 1. On the first day of rotation, don’t forget the massage oil. Your attending is going to sit down at...
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Med Student Wins Trophy for “Best Suture Scissor-Cutting Technique”

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Anna Sturgeon is this year's recipient of the prestigious award for "Best Suture Scissor-Cutting Technique."  She narrowly beat another top promising candidate on the merit of holding her scissor 89...

The Updated Hippocratic Oath for Health Care Professionals

I swear by Epic Hyperspace, by eCW, by Allscripts, by AthenaHealth, and by all the Coders and Accountants, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this...
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Tips for Creating the Perfect PowerPoint Presentation

Creation and presentation of the perfect PowerPoint presentation (PPPP or Quadruple P) is always the Holy Grail for any health care professional, no matter if you're presenting informally among a few peers or formally...

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