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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Thursday, October 19, 2017

A 50-year-old man has a burning wound that became itchy, red, swollen, and more painful as well as a bloody blister. What’s the diagnosis? Dr. Margaret Sande has the interesting answer. (​​.)


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Emergent anticoagulation reversal boils down to knowing the specific agent the patient took and the timing of the last dose, Drs. Adam Rodos and Wes Eilbert say. (​.)


Monday, October 16, 2017

Our Tox Cave authors break down what you need to know to treat intoxicated patients. (​.)

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, shows you how to remove bizarre foreign objects like a wine glass in the foot. (​.)


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dr. Christine Butts says blood flow alone should not make or break an adnexal torsion diagnosis. (​.)

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