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After reading Time's "A Bitter Pill" and watching "Escape the Fire", I feel ashamed to be part of this #healthcare system. Some serious changes are in order, but the system is just too big.
Spent 20 minutes convincing a sick patient to stay in the #hospital instead of leaving AMA. Hopefully it pays off!
#Constipation is NO JOKE! Saw a patient with acute #renalfailure 2/2 constipation. Feces causing #obstruction. #Creatinine was over 5. #Foley drained 2L fluid from #bladder. Kid looked pregnant.
Happy New Years!
Apparently neurointervention for ischemic #stroke isn't up to 8 hours. Neuro says it may come down completely to #penumbra size?
Even when hectic in the #ED, need to remember to check bedside #glucose when patient presents with altered mental status.
Finally implemented Q&A and improved commenting. Let me know if there are any bugs!
#GI bleed and #hypotensive patient? Access with 2 large bore IV (ideally 16 gauge), fluids, type and cross. Not complicated.
There's something strangely gratifying when a rectal exam is benign, but the #guaiac is positive. Patient wanted a scope for abdominal pain and they got it. Win-win.