Tag: trauma

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…

Bored and Waiting for Santa

  It’s Christmas Eve, and you walk in to the ED wishing for a silent night. You get settled in, and you see “Clause, Santa- 1746yo M wrist pain” show up on your board. Apparently, Rudolph found his way into…

Skateboarding Shenanigans

A 20 year-old man with no PMH presents to the ED after skateboarding injury. He states he was skateboarding around a construction site when he felt a sharp object cut the back of his right leg. Vitals are within normal…

Xray Vision: Headache

An 88 yo M with history of HTN and CAD s/p stent on aspirin and Plavix is brought in by EMS after a fall. He states he was drinking tea in his chair last night and he fell asleep, fell…

Another GSW?

Let’s imagine you are in this very shift in your critical care area (who knows, maybe this really happened). A 56  year old man was shot in lower abdomen in a robbery, brought in by EMS as a notification and…

Morning Report: 7/31/2015

Today’s Morning Report is presented by Dr. Osagie!   Minor Head Injury   Canadian Head CT Rule: CT is only required for patients with minor head injury with any 1 of the following findings. Patients with minor head injury who…