Welcome to Save of the Month! where each month we recognize a resident who went above and beyond to make a great save in the ED. Nominations are solicited from the faculty each block and we pick one resident for recognition and embarrassment on this blog.
This month’s edition goes to . . . Dr. Joseph Freedman!
Here’s the story . . .
I would like to nominate our very own Joseph Freedman for the Save of the Month! Yes, Joseph Freedman. You read that right.
A young female, with SLE and a history of recent pericarditis and a normal echo, returned to ER with chest pain and tachycardia in the 130’s. Joe performed an echo with a 4th year medical student and pointed out that there was right atrial collapse. If you talk to Joe, he will try to tell you it was him, not the medical student. Cardiology concurred and the patient was brought to the OR emergently by CT surgery for impending tamponade.
Great pick-up Dr. Freedman!
Jay Khadpe MD
- Editor in Chief of "The Original Kings of County"
- Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Assistant Residency Director
- SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital