“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Paging Dr. Hawkins…

It feels like Dr. Seth Hawkins is all over my twitter and Facebook feeds lately.  I'm not complaining; he's doing some absolutely fascinating things.  If you don't know who Dr. Hawkins is, he's an emergency physician at Catawba Valley Medical Center in North Carolina, and is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest …

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For Your Listening Pleasure!

Hey folks!  Remember how I said regular posting would resume after Thanksgiving?  That still stands, because this isn't a regular post.  Instead, I want to bring a resource to your attention. David Fifer is a paramedic and paramedic educator based in Kentucky.  He's faculty at the Eastern Kentucky University paramedic program, one of the few …

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So, What Would You Do? Croup, croup, baby…

Last week, I gave you a scenario involving a child with a nasty sounding cough, in a very remote location.  Your task was to figure out what was going on with the patient, then come up with a treatment plan.  If you haven't had a chance to watch the video and consider my scenario, you …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Something Completely Different.

We've been having a good run of #wwydwednesdays lately, but I've noticed a pattern.  The past two have been significant blunt-force trauma.  We had a rappel fall/failure, followed by a patient that was kicked by a horse.  Both were good learning experiences, but it's time to get away from trauma and try something new.  With …

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So, What Would You Do? Drop Kicked

I don't get many traditional weekends, but this last Saturday and Sunday were pretty fantastic.  My wife and I got to spend time with friends we haven't seen in a long time, and we even got some rock climbing in too!  So, now that I'm relaxed and refreshed, we can spend some time talking about …

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“What Would You Do?” Wednesday – Drop Kicked

It's that time of the week again, where I test your medical imagination.  Last week, we talked about a patient who fell approximately 100 feet while rappelling into a canyon.  This week, we're going in a different direction. I was talking on Twitter with Katey (@UnciaKate; thanks for your input!) who mentioned at one point …

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