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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

No need to panic when the high-pressure alarm is going off on the vent: Dr. Loice Swisher says all you need to remember are DOPES and DOTTS. (http://bit.ly/2FEdXgv​.)

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dr. James Roberts says a typical opioid overdose shows us the problems and ramifications of addiction; it also reminds us that there is still a long way to go to address the opioidepidemic. (http://bit.ly/2EalbeV​.)

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A 35-year-old woman who had a baby a month earlier and a history of lupus presents with chest pain and shortness of breath. What’s the diagnosis? Drs. Aaron Hirsh and Courtney Smalley have the interesting answer. (http://bit.ly/2EcYdE8​.)

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Dr. Christine Butts says ultrasound can unearth the definitive signs that point to necrotizing soft tissue infections when the presenting symptoms are dismissed as superficial processes. (http://bit.ly/2FD6Qok​.)

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, says removing a back piercing (a what?) is not in the purview of the ED, but the procedure is easy, quick, and saves your patient a lot of pain. (http://bit.ly/2FEl2h5​.)

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