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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…

American ER doc walkabout Rick Abbott LITFL 340

I called in sick for a shift

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.
American ER doc walkabout Rick Abbott LITFL 340

And now for the news…

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.
American ER doc walkabout Rick Abbott LITFL 340

Retrievals: Too… to stay here!

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.
American ER doc walkabout Rick Abbott LITFL 340

I’m so old that…

Rick Abbott turns back the clock to the 1970s and takes a stroll through the years as he reminisces about emergency past.