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, September 22, 2017

Dr. Larry Mellick shows you how magnets, not just the cardiac pacer ones, can be useful tools in the ED. (​.)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The complication of atrioesophageal fistula could turn the life-saving measure of atrial fibrillation ablation into a deadly one. (​.)

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Splinting is crucial to stabilizing and healing leg injuries; Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, shows you how to maximize both. (

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Dr. Loice Swisher says the urgency of a condition could wipe all thoughts from EPs’ minds, including the fact that they could help. (​.)


Thursday, September 14, 2017

How to use the life-saving but untested double simultaneous defibrillation? Dr. Larry Mellick has the answers. (

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