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Do you know your resuscitation room?

When I was in medical school doing my critical care elective in EM, I remember seeing the interns preparing tubes and IVs before their shifts started. Since then it was instilled in me that coming early to the shift was essential to make sure that at least your resuscitation room was adequately set up for any major emergency coming through. With the help of a few friends, I made up a list of the equipment that should be present and working appropriately in your resuscitation room. 


By |2018-01-30T02:04:45-08:00Sep 5, 2012|Medical Education|

The essay of all essays: The Biology of Emergency Medicine (1 of 2)

PeterRosenThis post is based on one of the most interesting articles I have ever read in EM. The article written by Dr. Peter Rosen in 1979 and published in The Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians (later become Annals of Emergency Medicine) is a landmark piece. It defines the specialty with so much precision that even contemporary authors find very little discrepancy of what Dr. Rosen wrote and the state of EM in present time.

By |2018-10-28T21:19:03-07:00Aug 2, 2012|Medical Education|