PhotographED

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.
Send your entries to emn@lww.com.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Proxemics is a form of self-defense that does the trick in the ED—it protects you, helps you retain staff, and changes workplace culture in the long run, says Dr. Anne Johnson. (​http://bit.ly/2I5dmcc​.)

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dr. Loice Swisher shows you what happens when you put weight on a calcaneal fracture (in short, don’t do it). (http://bit.ly/2FEdXgv​.)

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Monday, May 21, 2018

The etiology of hair tourniquets, most common in children, seems almost unbelievable, but the risks of strangulation and amputation are very real, says Dr. Larry Mellick. (http://bit.ly/2oJvgGQ​.)

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Performing paracentesis and detecting SBP ride high on EPs’ list of priorities because early ED interventions make a difference in this deadly condition, says Dr. Rick Pescatore. (​http://bit.ly/2jmMOFJ​.)​

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dr. James Roberts and Ms. Martha Roberts say ultrasound water bath is an easy, effective way to identify foreign bodies. (http://bit.ly/2FEl2h5​.)

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