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.
If you were to take a look at my bookcases, you would classify me as a book hoarder. Yes, it’s true I have been collecting book. Some have been with me since college. Books have so much information, and I have always felt a bit paranoid about throwing them away and then not having them for a critical piece of information that I need.
The always-innovative, premiere educator Dr. Rob Rogers (Univ of Maryland) is hosting an international faculty development conference in November 2011. I’m guessing that this course is also open to U.S. physicians as well.
This is part 2 of my review of Dr. Rosen’s 1979 article on “The Biology of Emergency Medicine” (see part 1).
According to Dr. Rosen, there are 3 broad categories of ED patients:
We must know how to identify and prioritize these. Medical students and residents are poorly taught the differences.