Don't Freak Out management preparation May 20, 2021

 GRAPHIC PICTURE WARNING 

Large lacerations can take your breath away. Sometimes, something that looks complex and ghastly is rather simple if you take the surrounding blood and exposed underlying tissue out of the picture. First thing to do when approaching a large wound is to take a...

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Tetanus and Rabies management May 20, 2021

One of the most fun parts of doing this lecture series has been learning more about the material. I have asked patients about tetanus status several thousand times over the years. I’ve looked up rabies info several dozen times at least.

Now that we are in the midst of a viral pandemic that...

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Patient History - Repetition Helps management Apr 05, 2021

One of my favorite attendings in residency, Dr. Asimos, would take each of us into a room with him and listen as we interviewed and examined a patient. Then we would go into another room with him as he did a patient history. His approach was the same with every patient, regardless of the...

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