This week Dr. Lagasse gave us a great M&M covering intra-ocular foreign bodies, empyema management in the ED and septic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Iparraguirre lead small groups in EKG case studies in heart blocks, followed by Drs Nagle and LaFollette squaring off in a CPC of an undifferentiated patient with aphasia. Drs Goel and McKee wrapped up this week with a clinical soapbox on patient turnover and a case follow up of lytics in massive PE.Read More
Simulation with Dr. Hill
Transitions of care can be a high risk time for our patients, especially amidst the chaotic environment that can be the SRU.
Pre-planning sign out is an effective strategy to make the transition smooth. One to two hours out from the shift's end, take them time to start getting things in order for the end of the shift.
As emergency medicine physicians we have the tendency to want to wrap up our patients at sign out as nicely as possible. This is a good habit, realizing that it can predispose to premature closure, and, particularly in the case of an unpredictable SRU, should be applied with caution...Read More