Monthly Archives: February 2007

What would Flea have done?

At about 3 AM a young couple brings in their 2 year old. She ‘s been vomiting repeatedly since about 8pm after dinner. Both mom & dad alternate giving the history. I ask if she’s tried to eat or drink anything. Mom says they’ve been giving her water. I ask if she’s taking little sips or gulps. Simultaneously, Mom says…

ER/ICU

I hate my job. We’re running a mini-ICU here tonight. With what nurses am I supposed to take care of the NEW sick patients that come in? The triage nurse helped me treat the 3 month old with respiratory distress, now he’s going to childrens. I felt OK when I came to work, but it’s been a crappy night, and…

The next battle to fight…

Have you ever received sedation in the ER for a procedure like fracture reduction, chest tube, cardioversion, being intubated? Have you ever taken your child to the ER for a dog bite to the face or a broken arm or leg? THese proposed legislations would be like stepping back a decade in teh field of conscious sedation in the emergency…

Did we ROAR loud enough?

This is an update on a recent plea from the American College of Emergency Physicians to voice concerns on a proposed requirement that would make the current situation in the nations Emergency Room even worse. It looks like we had an impact… The Joint Commission said that it will consider revising a standard requiring pharmacists to prospectively review all medications…

Happy Groundhog’s Day!

Phil Says Spring is Right Around the Corner! Phil’s official forecast as read 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler’s Knob: El Nino has caused high winds, heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures in the west.Here in the East with much mild winter weather we have been blessed. Global warming has caused a great debate.This mild winter makes it seem just…

Thank you!

Thanks for all the support on my previous post. However, I had to remove the post. I will replace it with something fun, I promise. I think I’ll just turn this into a biking blog… Here’s your first pic: Traveling across the country with two bikes and two cats. The nice manager at teh Hotel 6 gave me the last…