Rhythm Nation: March 2017

It’s Sunday morning 10 am and a patient finally pops up on the whiteboard: “19 Y M, CHEST PAIN.” Your favorite. The patient is a 19 year-old man with no PMH BIBEMS with chest pain. He lifted weights yesterday, and…

Don’t Clam Up: Emergent Thoracotomy

    29 year-old male arrives as a trauma notification. EMS states patient had a single gunshot wound to the mid-chest with vitals as follows: HR 120, BP 90/50, RR 22, SpO2 95%. The patient is mumbling incoherently with spontaneous…

Temper Tantrums Gone Wrong!!!

A 25 year-old male presents with swelling and pain to the hand. He just had a temper tantrum at home and punched his wall. You examine his hand and find significant point tenderness and swelling over the 5th metacarpal bone of his…