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Sirens to Scrubs: Minor Head Injury

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Paramedics are called to a skating rink, where a 45y/o female patient, Judy, has slipped on ice and struck her head. When they arrive, they find her sitting on a bench, alert and oriented with a GCS of 15. She is able to recall the events immediately leading up to the incident, and witnesses report a 30s loss of consciousness with no seizure activity. She has vomited once and continues to feel nauseated. …

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Introducing ‘Sirens to Scrubs’

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Links to Sirens to Scrubs Posts Minor head injury (July 17, 2018) Esophageal foreign body obstructions (August 14, 2018) Acute coronary syndromes (part one) – Beyond door-to-balloon (September 27, 2018) Acute coronary syndromes (part two) – To the lab! (October 25, 2018) Acute coronary syndromes (part three) – Diagnosis and ED management (November 27, 2018) Acute coronary syndromes (part four) – Spot the lesion! (January 8, 2019) Subarachnoid hemorrhage (March 12, 2019) Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome …

“30 minutes? That’s enough to stay well” | Emergency Medicine Wellness Week

In Education & Quality Improvement, Featured, Mentorship, Working in EM by Zafrina PoonjaLeave a Comment

A typical day in the life of an Emergency Medicine physician: You wake up without an alarm after eight hours of undisturbed sleep. You enjoy a fresh cup of french press coffee while reading the morning news on your smartphone – along with a freshly baked croissant of course! Then you go to an hour long yoga session followed by a relaxing massage. Finally, you meet your friends for lunch at a local …