Jones Fractures

by Doug Bartels THE PATIENT A 24-year-old male presents to the emergency department one hour after suffering a forefoot adduction ankle injury while playing flag football.  The lateral side of his right foot is painful and he is having a hard time walking due to the pain.  On exam, the base of his 5th metatarsal

Student Presentations • November 2015

Here are three presentations, two using Prezi and one using Emaze. All three require Flash. Dmitriy Cherny: Prezi: When To Transfuse GI Bleeds Jeremy Chapman: Prezi: Dental Abscesses Meghana Karmarkar: Emaze: Is Obesity A Risk for Diverticulitis? Magdalena M Stepien: Living With Intractable Epilepsy (see below) Living with intractable epilepsy made easier Epilepsy is a

Presenting in the ER

“…no matter how much compassion and warmth I may have with my patients, my superiors grade me more on how polished I am, how well crafted my presentation is.”

– Fourth-year medical student

As unfair as it may be, your clinical grade in most of your rotations will be based on how well you present your patients. It’s very unlikely that we watch you do your physical exam or observe your interaction with the patient. It all comes down to that short performance. So why not be great at that game?

Cricothyrotomy Video

Ruben Strayer of EMUpdates posted a great video on how to do a cricothyrotomy. The only things that I would change are I would likely be swearing a lot more out of sheer panic I’d have everything ready (syringe and bougie) I’d pass the bougie in before removing the scalpel, just paranoid of losing that entrance

EKG: Found down

This patient was found outside in the cold, unresponsive, hypotensive, and underwent brief chest compressions by EMS. Here is his ED 12-lead ECG. What do you notice? Courtesy of Steve Smith’s Wonderful ECG blog.