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To Anyone who works in Emergency Medicine...

Whether you are an EMT, a Doctor, or Nurse, or anyone else who tirelessly works to help in emergency medical situations, I don’t know how you do it. 1,139 more words

EM:RAP Mini: USC Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds 9-11-2014

This installment from a combined USC EM/Cardiology Grand Rounds is a summary of Pulmonary Embolism from Mel Herbert. Perhaps you’ve heard of him? Enjoy!


Emergency Medicine

REPOST: Emergency Medicine: Never store dangerous things in food containers

Placing a nonfood item in a food container can be hazardous. In this article from The Columbus Dispatch, Dr. Diane Gorgas shares how a teen patient got severe burns on his airway and esophagus after drinking drain cleaners stored in soda bottles. 745 more words

Hippo EM Podcast Episode 09 - Rectal FB

3rd Year LAC+USC resident Evelyn Lee shares some images and insights with Mel, Aaron and Paul. Rectal FB are a potentially dangerous situation for both providers and patients. 158 more words

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Nearly 8,500 complaints about B.C. hospital and health care lodged in past year


Complaints about care in hospitals and other public health facilities in BC have surged 42 per cent in the past year.

But health minister Terry Lake says it’s probably due to patients being more vocal and astute about where to complain, rather than a deterioration in care. 938 more words

Medicine Matters

First suture (Allan Peterkin)

The mother shakes
but the child flails
with terror
a four-inch gash
on her perfect brow The father waits outside pacing, raging
his answer to fear… 47 more words