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 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.
Rick Abbott, with LITFL press pass in hand, reports from day 1 of #ACEP12, this year's ACEP Scientific Meeting.
Rick Abbot says there are few people in the world who can make the claim: "I called in sick for what would certainly have been the single most challenging and consequential shift of my career." He, however, is now one of them.
Rick Abbott looks at the news in Tassie and at home in the States, which leads him to contemplate beanies for cops, the fires in Colorado, medical insurance and the joys of electronic health records.
Retrievals: we don't use the term in the US - moving a patient from one hospital to another, even in the rare instance that a Doctor is in attendance, is a transfer.
Rick Abbott turns back the clock to the 1970s and takes a stroll through the years as he reminisces about emergency past.