A 48 year old male presents with complaints of blurry vision. His triage blood pressure catches your eye: 290/120. "Pretty high," you mutter to yourself "but am I supposed to treat it? If so, with what? How fast should that pressure come down?" Time for a crash review of hypertensive emergency....Read more
Submitted by Sarah Perelman M.D.
A 79 year old female is sent in by urgent care for a CT scan of the chest after a plain film demonstrates a sternal fracture after MVC. "No problem," you think as you order the CT and go about your shift. A few hours later, however, you hear the dreaded "I need a doctor in here!" from your patient's room....Read more
Submitted by Elizabeth Murphy, MD