Browsing: Clinical

NULL
Backboards: Do They Really Have Your Back? Spinal immobilization has long been considered standard practice for pre-hospital trauma patients. Placing patients on long spinal boards is one of the most
NULL
What EMS Teaches Us “I'm scared.” The young woman was tearful. These were the words of a patient from our first call of the day, a woman from the local jail with a possible miscarriage. She had had
NULL
Adult-Sized Problems It was one of my first shifts of residency after spending a few years with the U.S. Marines. Until recently, I had not treated a patient under the age of 17 since my internship t
Understanding Alcoholic Ketoacidosis A 49-year-old male with a history of alcohol abuse presents to the ED with complaints of generalized abdominal pain and vomiting for the last 36 hours. The patien
NULL
Management of Hypothermia from Wilderness to the ED Wilderness medicine entails the treatment of exposure-related maladies in the middle of nowhere. Well, not always. While this blossoming field of e
NULL
Osteopathic EM: Two Roads, One Destination The Changing Training Landscape In February 2014, after months of discussion, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for G
NULL
A Brief Review of Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure A 56-year-old male with a history of end stage COPD, sarcoidosis, and pulmonary hypertension comes into your ED in respiratory failure. His initial o