Friday, July 3, 2020
bouncy house

So You’re Paged While in a Bouncy House, What to Do Next

There you are, jumping around happily in a bouncy house when the unthinkable happens: you get paged.  Well, maybe not unthinkable since you are on-call after all.  But shoot!  You're having so much fun,...
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Gomerblog’s Fail-Safe Tips for Beginning Runners

Did you make a New Year's resolution to start running but haven't gotten to it yet?  We're here to help.  This guide is intended for health care professionals who are beginning runners.  It is...
fetal position

Tips for New Interns: How to Curl into the Fetal Position

We can certainly feel for all those interns starting this month: their minds are spinning and their cardiac rhythms are just shy of V-tach.  We put together this guide to help walk them through a...
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Ten Spectacular Off-Label Uses of the Speculum

You’re probably familiar with the traditional use of the speculum: visualization of the cervical os, blah blah blah.  We at Gomerblog are pleased to share some exciting uses of what has been hailed by...

So You Develop Chest Pain on a Gondola, What to Do Next

How much do you hate this scenario?  You're taking a lovely ride on your gondola when it happens: substernal 10 out of 10 chest pain with shortness of breath and it radiates down your...
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Tips for Patients: How to Use a Call Light

Nurses are incredibly busy.  And by busy we mean doing endless charting.  So much so that they're contractually not allowed to eat or urinate.  It's no wonder that call lights were invented; to help...
toliet flushing medications

So You Dropped Your Pager into the Toilet, What to Do Next

You're on-call, but before sh*t hits the fan, you hit the toilet.  Just when you're pulling up your pants or fixing your belt, you hear that distinctive splash into the muddy waters below: your...

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...