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, January 19, 2018

Our Tox Cave authors discuss how to select patients for naloxone as well as the use and limitation of this life-saving measure in the opioid epidemic. (http://bit.ly/EMN-ToxCave​​.)

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

If a patient on a DOAC has bleeding, Dr. Loice Swisher says that may be a red flag for underlying cancer. (http://bit.ly/EMN-LionsTigersBears​.)

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Back to basics: Dr. Larry Mellick reviews four tourniquets that can be used to manage uncontrolled extremity hemorrhage. (http://bit.ly/EMN-Mellick​​.)

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Martha Roberts, ACNP, PNP, says when treating patients with problematic piercings, remove the accessory, control the bleeding and inflammation, and protect the airway. (http://bit.ly/EMN-ProceduralPause​.)

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Second victim syndrome brings with it a complex set of challenges, but the treatment for it is simple—peer-to-peer support. (​http://bit.ly/2CxuS6n.)

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