Despite best intentions and numerous drafts just waiting to be completed, over the last few years I have not been able to write regularly. The blog stagnated as I progressed through residency into attendinghood, took on a series of academic and administrative roles, and expanded my family together with my wonderful wife. And yet, it’s […]
Slideset and readings from a recent talk on social media and physician professionalism in medical education.
For the case intro, See “Let the Junior Intubate? Nah… (Part A)” In an earlier post I introduced a case that got me thinking about intubating in a training environment. Specifically, I wondered, how do we decide whether the junior-most or senior-most person in the room should intubate the patient with impending respiratory failure? O […]
Now, back to business after a prolonged absence due to personal circumstances. Hopefully someone is still visiting… 😉 Since they don’t have a website yet, just wanted to post a flyer here about the upcoming 1st Annual Symposium on Palliative care in the Emergency Department to be held February 6th at the North Shore University Hospital in […]
We got the call during the early morning hours of a recent overnight shift: “EMS is 5 minutes out with an APE”. “Ape?” the intern asked. Acute Pulmonary Edema Several minutes later an entourage burst through the big double doors. As she rolled down the hall flanked by EMT’s this morbidly obese seventy-eight year old […]