The Land of Protocols: thank goodness, there are, and can be, no unexpected consequences of the growing reliance upon protocols and pathways in the ER…
Rick Abbott strings together a few rules of thumb… Hey presto! A clinical pathway is born.
Rick Abbott is back with more notes from SAEM 2014 – now his head hurts.
LITFL’s American ER Doc gone Walkabout reports from the SAEM 2014 annual scientific meeting.
Rick Abbott reminisces on his adventures over the years in relieving esophageal obstruction from food boluses.
Rick Abbott explores the concept of ‘rules of thumb’ and Evidence-based Medicine.
American ER doc gone walkabout Rick Abbott shares some ideas about end of life discussions in the emergency department. This post is inspired by a recent EM:RAP podcast…
Rick Abbot is back at last, with the tale of his own potential neurological catastrophe – with musings on delayed ED presentations and the quality of neurological physical examination.
Rick Abbott creates the perfect diagnostic and management pathway for sore throat in the ED… in terms of efficiency and patient satisfaction. But… There’s always a but… Professionalism gets in the way.
Rick Abbott — LITFL’s American ER Doc Gone Walkabout — relates his experience with lies, damned lies and monitors.