CTPA

CTPA

Rick's Reviews

Is This Test Just a Little Too Good?

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

Rx Pad

A rundown of the greatest infection threats and their appropriate prophylactic agents

New Eye Tracking Technology Adds Insight to Brain Injuries

New Eye Tracking Technology Adds Insight to Brain Injuries

Tech Doc

Tracing the agility of eye movement may aid in quick ED diagnosis

The Worried Welcome

The Worried Welcome

Night Shift

"We’re selling the security that ‘it will be OK.’”

The Case for Body Cameras

The Case for Body Cameras

Physician, Record Thyself

Good for Doctors – and Their Patients

Rethinking Medical Education

Rethinking Medical Education

Oh Henry

To mold great doctors, we need to broaden the foundations of undergraduate medical training

Massive Pulmonary Embolism & Dysrhythmia

Massive Pulmonary Embolism & Dysrhythmia

Visual DX

There are times to consider thrombolytic therapy for PE and times when it may be too risky

Working Where Violence is the Norm

Working Where Violence is the Norm

Risky Business

"Healthcare workers are more likely to be attacked at work than prison guards and police officers"

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