Tag: trauma

Occult Pneumothorax: Tube or Observe?

This post is a collaboration between on The POCUS Atlas and The Original Kings of County/Clinical Monster. If you’re interested in collaborating on a POCUS oriented topic, please contact us.   It’s another day at your local university hospital. You’re nearing the end…

Bored Review – Clavicle Fracture

A fit, young female dressed in cycling gear presents to your emergency department with a chief complaint of shoulder pain. Just prior to arrival, she was participating in a bike race in Prospect Park. As she was sprinting to the…

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…