The Global Health case series highlights interesting cases that residents experienced while practicing abroad and takes a dive into how to identify the pathology that is crucial know to care for patients both abroad and returning. Although Dr. Owens did not participate in the care of the patients described in these cases, she expertly tackles a disease that has received a lot of media attention.Read More
Global is local. It is important as health care providers that we think about infectious diseases in terms of a global context. Reemerging infectious diseases represent a constant moving target for physicians and scientists. Understanding some of the factors behind disease reemergence as well as examples of current reemerging infectious diseases helps to illustrate how local changes can have a global effect.Read More
Quarterly Simulation and Oral Boards
How do you approach the undifferentiated patient in arrest?
- Your demographics and any initial history can differentiate the hyperkalemic arrest from recent chemo from the rhabdo from prolonged down time from overdose, etc.
Running a code is an art and a science
- Mental modeling is something that causes us angst but it works. Close your loop with your drugs and plan. Being loud with your summary reasserts your control of the situation and can quell the peanut gallery.
- Assign your roles and know your nurses and medics, introducing yourself mid-compressions is poor form and can decrease code efficiency
- We like to keep our fingers on the femoral pulse. It decreases pulse check time, let's you dictate timely next moves.