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Storing Blood as a Dry Powder

Did you know that blood can only be stored for up to 6 weeks when refrigerated? Because synthetic blood is not available in the clinic, blood supplies must be continually replenished from healthy donors. 837 more words


From Truck Side to Bedside!

Since the last time we spoke, I was about to test for my Advanced EMT licensure. Well, by the grace of God, I passed my exam and have been working as an Advanced EMT. 446 more words

Emergency Medicine

Sarah AlJuhani, Mohammed AlAteeq

National Guard Program , Riyadh

Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a sensitive, growing, and preventable health issue that affects many people around the world. 224 more words

Family Medicine

Emergency Medicine Rotation: Reflection

The past four weeks were a whirlwind and full of highs and lows. I am quite grateful to have ended my residency with this rotation, which was one of the hardest but also one of my favourites.  145 more words

Reflections On Residency & Learning

August 2014

In one of our first rotations, one of our first weeks of nursing school, we were assigned a stroke unit at a rehab center.

It was maybe our third or fourth day on the unit when we all came in cranky and unmotivated because of a pharmacology test that had kicked all of our asses. 370 more words

Emergency Medicine

July 2010

I’d been an EMT for about three days when the tones rang out. I’d fallen asleep on the couch at the firehouse with my organic chemistry workbook in my lap – at the time I was working my lifeguard job full-time and coming straight to the firehouse after my 14 hour shifts outside in the sunshine for eight-hour overnight shifts on the ambulance. 375 more words

Emergency Medicine