Monthly Archives: November 2012

RBCS IN CAPILLARIES

Fascinating video on youtube reminding us of what our job is really about. Delivering RBCs, preferably with oxygen, to tissues.

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CODE BROWN: PERICARDIOCENTESIS

This summer a patient was admitted to our mid-tier hospital semi-unconcious with severe hypotension and tachycardia. He had a massive history of heart disease and had been complaining of recurring chest pains for three days before suddenly collapsing at home.

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OPEN OR CLOSED ICU?

Intensive Care Units (ICUs) can have an “open” or “closed” arrangement. “Open” means the physician responsible for the patient admits the patient to the ICU and keeps the formal responsibility for the patient and his treatment. The intensivist is a … Continue reading

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