Jun 21, 2018
Today, we have a 60 year old male patient, with a past medical history of:
Chief complaint: 1 day rectal bleeding (episodes every hour) causing them to spend the entire day in the bathroom.
The patient states he's had a...
Jun 14, 2018
Over the next three weeks we are going to dive into the GI bleed patient. We're going to divide these lectures into: upper GI bleed (above the ligament of treitz), lower GI bleed (below the ligament of treitz), and the scary liver patient who has a GI bleed.
Today, let's work through an upper GI bleed case presentation...
Jun 7, 2018
A 65 year old female presents to your ER with difficulty breathing over the past 3 days, despite increasing her home oxygen tank to 3 liters. Her husband called 9-11 because she wasn't really acting herself.
EMS arrived and found her sats in the 70s and put her on a non-rebreather mask and had an improvement in her...
Apr 11, 2018
I just got off a long stretch of working 7 days in a row in the ER. Every time I finish a shift I like to replay in my mind every patient I saw and I ask myself:
1. is there anything I could have done better?
2. were there any gaps in knowledge regarding any disease processes?
3. was I able to make a positive impact in...
Mar 12, 2018
Today, I want to share why I love being a PA. Specifically, an emergency medicine physician assistant. First off, I love the fact you can practice in a specific field for a given duration, and later transition to another down the road.
As nice as this is for most, I don't see myself doing this. Reason being is I have...