Weekly Wellness

Weekly Wellness 10/20/2017

“Out of your vulnerabilities, will come your strength” -Sigmund Freud Our jobs can be very isolating, despite constantly being surrounded by people. The ER team of docs, nurses, and techs is fun, always making jokes and proving we can handle anything. It can be quite lonely and exhausting to constantly keep up that persona. But

Weekly Wellness

Weekly Wellness 10/8/2017

“It’s a simple solution. You change one thing, and suddenly you’ve changed everything.” – Rebecca Onie When you sit back and look at your work life, what do you want to change? There is likely an endless list. More time to study, see a higher volume of patients, stop making little mistakes, approach colleagues that

EM/IM Sessions

EM/IM Sessions: High-Sensitivity Troponin T

Mokhtari A, Lindahl B, Smith JG, Holzmann MJ, Khoshnood A, Ekelund U. Diagnostic Accuracy of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T at Presentation Combined With History and ECG for Ruling Out Major Adverse Cardiac Events. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;68(6):649-658.e3.  [paper] Why I chose this article  High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) is a relatively new biomarker assay and

Weekly Wellness

Weekly Wellness 8/19/2017

You’re an extraordinary person. Maybe you’re thinking, “No I’m not. Today I froze when my attending asked me a question and I felt like a fool.” Or, “That’s not true. I fought with my girlfriend last night and feel terrible about it”.  Or, “She doesn’t even know me! How does she know I’m extraordinary?” I

HYFTF

High Yield For The Field: Jaw Reductions

Edited by: Jessica Zahn

Weekly Wellness

Weekly Wellness 8/14/2017

A recent study showed that, to an extent, people are less stressed when they pay others to do services they don’t want to do. Yet many of those same people, despite the perceived improvement in life satisfaction, don’t always pay for those services. Why? Because they don’t believe that’s what they “should’ be doing. We

Weekly Wellness

Weekly Wellness 8/4/2017

“Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act. Remember this, and you will go a long way in getting along with people” – Arthur Forman Sometimes it’s hard for us, both in our personal and work lives, to understand

EM/IM Sessions

EM/IM Sessions: Assessing Fluid Responsiveness

Bentzer P, Griesdale DE, Boyd J, MacLean K, Sirounis D, Ayas NT. Will This Hemodynamically Unstable Patient Respond to a Bolus of Intravenous Fluids?. JAMA. 2016;316(12):1298-1309. [paper] Why I chose this article We ask this question for every critically ill patient who remains hypotensive after what we believe is adequate fluid resuscitation. Knowing techniques to reassess these