Welcome to the Land of Protocols, home of the Clinical Pathway (closely related to the Yellow Brick Road). (I'm not trying to make any direct connection to the Wiz, but…).
Let’s go back a few decades: a person presents to the ER with signs of sepsis and a low blood pressure. We evaluate the neck veins, listen to the lungs for crackles, maybe evaluate the BP response to Trendelenberg positioning.
Rick Abbott is back with more notes from SAEM 2014 - now his head hurts.
LITFL's American ER Doc gone Walkabout reports from the SAEM 2014 annual scientific meeting.
Rick Abbott reminisces on his adventures over the years in relieving esophageal obstruction from food boluses.
American ER doc gone walkabout Rick Abbott shares some ideas about end of life discussions in the emergency department. This post is inspired by a recent EM:RAP podcast...
Rick Abbot is back at last, with the tale of his own potential neurological catastrophe - with musings on delayed ED presentations and the quality of neurological physical examination.
Rick Abbott — LITFL's American ER Doc Gone Walkabout — relates his experience with lies, damned lies and monitors.
Rick Abbott rants on postal codes and cholecystectomies: the difference between when a gall bladder should come out and when it does come out.
All good things must come to an end, and so it is with #ACEP12. Rick Abbott shares his thoughts on the final day.