aka To Err is Human 002 At handover in ICU, a junior resident mentions that an intubated and ventilated 68 year-old man, who had cardiac surgery 4 days previously, has developed an increasing FiO2 requirement over the course of the day. He says this is explained by a new left lower zone opacity that was seen on the patient's chest radiograph in the morning. Antibiotics were … [Read more...] about Are you Satisficed?
to err is human
aka To Err is Human 001 You are handed over a patient by a colleague (that's a 'handoff' to you Yanks). Your colleague says that he is sure that this patient, who presented with 'shortness of breath', actually had hyperventilation due to anxiety. He says the patient doesn't meet PERC criteria and his 'gestalt' is that the patient doesn't have PE. However, the patient was … [Read more...] about Entrapped