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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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema (NCPE) has risen from the ashes; Dr. James Roberts says EPs must consider it in all opioid overdose cases (


Friday, January 13, 2017

A 52-year-old man with a history of hypertension has epigastric pain, nausea, and vomiting. What is causing his pain and symptoms (​? ​​


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Watch out for symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH); tPA is not the end of care for acute stroke patients (


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Redefining social media: Dr. Evie Marcolini says a tool used to spread rumors is now a weapon against Zika virus (

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Friday, December 30, 2016

​Dr. Loice Swisher warns EPs not to underestimate untreated wrist injuries because the results could be disastrous (​).​