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.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dr. Christine Butts says the triple scan is a simplified protocol that raises diagnostic accuracy in dyspneic patients from 53 to 77 percent. (​​.)


Monday, April 24, 2017

Martha Roberts, ACNP, CEN, says mimicking the mechanism of a thumb dislocation is typically the best way to relocate the joint. (​.)

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Friday, April 21, 2017

You know this already, but do Dr. Dan Runde a favor and (really) throw oseltamivir in the dust bin. (​.)


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Clues in the image told Dr. Loice Swisher what injury this patient had after suffering trauma to his knee. What is it? (​.)

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Dr. James Roberts says EPs should take the extra step to confirm or disprove an epilepsy diagnosis in syncope patients. ​(​.)