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The Land of Protocols

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…).
American ER doc walkabout Rick Abbott LITFL 340

Stringing together a few rules of thumb

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.
American ER doc walkabout Rick Abbott LITFL 340

EBM and the rule of thumb

American ER Doc Gone Walkabout Episode 026 Wise use of EBM makes us much more reasonable Doctors. I meet a young woman, previously healthy… She’s had a little fever, some congestion, has been coughing and sneezing for a few days,…
American ER doc walkabout Rick Abbott LITFL 340

Sore throats and the learned professional

American ER Doc Gone Walkabout Episode 023 Let’s take a single complaint – “sore throat” – and look at a few of the ways that it can be handled. Let’s say that we’re satisfied with having a good outcome with…