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The Most We Can Do

In the minds of many people, emergency medicine tends to focus more on identifying and treating the immediate clinical needs of patients, rather...

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The Least We Can Do

If you use the letters “TLC” in an emergency department, your colleagues may assume that you’re referring to total lung capacity or the thin-layer...

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“My Patient”— More Than Ever

In teaching hospitals, “off-hour” errors by young doctors are sometimes considered a necessary price of training future physicians. This should...

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"My Patient"— More Than Ever

In teaching hospitals, "off-hour" errors by young doctors are sometimes considered a necessary price of training future physicians. This should...

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A Wintry Mix of Patients

Throughout The United States this past Winter, admitted patients and their families waited hours to days in emergency departments for in-patient...

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One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest

In recent years, influenza seems to come at the most inopportune time, bringing with it misery and confusion to patients and health-care providers...

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Turning Around Ambulance Turnaround Time

The next time you walk past EMTs or paramedics in your ED who are waiting to transfer care of their patients to you, think about all the times...

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WNL

The accepted medical meaning for the abbreviation “WNL” is “within normal limits.” Dr. Flomenbaum reviews how apt an alternative tongue-in-cheek...

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