Tag: compassion

My Christmas in the ER

December 28th, 2012
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A few days ago, I treated a 6-year-old boy who had his first seizure on Christmas morning. In children a new-onset seizure is a pretty terrifying experience. It could be the start of a lifelong seizure disorder, or portend even more serious conditions, such as a brain tumor. The boy had an EEG, which suggested […]

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Posted in Life in the ER

Observation Medicine Belongs to Emergency Medicine

November 14th, 2012
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I started my first observation unit over 15 years ago, and even now, as then, it is not exactly settled opinion that observation should be a part of emergency medicine. But it should be. That is one of this company’s┬ácentral insights about observation medicine, and a big part of what interested me in joining as […]

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Posted in Observation Care