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.
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.
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.
Rick Abbott rants on postal codes and cholecystectomies: the difference between when a gall bladder should come out and when it does come out.
All good things must come to an end, and so it is with #ACEP12. Rick Abbott shares his thoughts on the final day.