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, August 18, 2017

EMS calls getting dropped mid-emergency will now be a thing of the past with the development of First Responder Network Authority. (​​​.)


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sometimes what you see is not what you get: Dr. Loice Swisher learned this lesson in a case of tonsillitis. (​​​​.)


Monday, August 14, 2017

Superior vena cava syndrome is commonly considered an oncological emergency, but most cases are not. (​​.)

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, shows you how to give fast and effective treatment for tennis elbow patients in the ED. (​​.)

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Experts on drowning like Drs. Seth Hawkins, Justin Sempsrott, and Andrew Schmidt say dry drowning, secondary drowning, and near-drowning are simply not real. (​​.)