Welcome to the Blood & Clots series!
This new set of blog posts will focus on some of the most difficult dilemmas we face in medicine today: how to manage patients who are bleeding, clotting, or both.
You’ve seen these situations before – you’ve probably described them as something to the effect of:
- A pickle
- Rock and a hard place
- Sitting on a powder keg
- Between Scylla and Charybdis (if you are a fan of Greek mythology)
Over the next two years, we will publish 1 to 2 blog posts per month that focus on bleeding and clotting issues in emergency, ambulatory, and inpatient settings. The content is based on what you and your colleagues identified as important in a social-media based needs assessment in Fall 2016. We will begin our series by serializing the answers to the needs assessment MCQ questions.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a quiz to test your initial bleeding and clotting knowledge with one of our Blood & Clots quizlets. Read with an active eye and think about what you would do in these scenarios. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions.
All the content from the Blood & Clots series can be found here.
The Blood & Clots Team
Dr. Eric Tseng
Dr. Andrew Shih
Dr. Kerstin de Wit
Dr. Calvin Yeh
Dr. Lana Castellucci
Dr. Vinai Bhagirath
Dr. Brent Thoma
Dr. Teresa Chan
Rebecca Dang, BSc Candidate