This blog serves as a bulletin board for ED staff to share unusual and interesting photos of life in the ED.
It is also a partner with our Instagram account, @em_news, where you can find these photos on the go.
Have a clinical photo to share? Make sure it meets these criteria:
  • You must have taken the photo yourself. No “borrowing” from someone else or another website.
  • You must have written permission to submit someone else's photo. Send us the photographer’s name so we can give credit.
  • Sending a photo of a patient? You need his written permission to take it and to send it to us.
  • Be sure to obscure the patient’s face and identifying details even if you have permission (HIPAA, you know).
  • Send us the particulars about your photo: the patient’s symptoms, history, tests performed, therapies started, disposition, and outcome.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, & Dr. James Roberts say NIO by is easy to use and one less thing to clean in the ED (​). 


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

While vaccine has kept varicella at bay, Dr. Larry Mellick says EPs should know it's not completely gone (​).


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Think negative ultrasound alone rules out DVT? Dr. Christine Butts says EPs should back up that diagnosis with D-dimer and other tests (​).​


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dr. Natalie May says research that says antibiotics don’t affect bite wound infections overlooked patients at increased risk of infection and other factors (​).


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A 56-year-old man, who was a smoker for 30 years, presents with face and neck swelling as well as slurred speech (