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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Monday, November 20, 2017

Dr. James Roberts says as the incidence of spinal cord compression cases increases, so do the causes of this condition. (​​.)


Friday, November 17, 2017

Size and type matter when considering treatment for scalp abscesses, says Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP. (​.)


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dr. Larry Mellick had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to film cardioversion in the world’s first EM resident. (​.)


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A 21-year-old man presents with knee pain after a fall and pulseless extremity with significant swelling. (​.)

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

The reasons Dr. Thomas Cook embarked on a journey to Uganda can be summed up as: “I came here to get away from you.” (​​​.)