Friday, May 27, 2011

Bullet From Body

This looks just like the jacketed Hollow point I dug out of a guys leg today. Of course I would never actually take a picture of the real bullet, so I found a similar pic! This guy was shot for flipping off another driver who was driving erratically,

Trauma again

Another weird month is ending on the trauma service. These people are really weirdos, trauma disproportionally affects the poor, the weird, the gangsta, and the insane! They are driving me crazy too!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Fake MRI

A news story about fake MRIs to use while doctor shopping! there are many articles like this out there, just google it, they also fake any other thing you could imagine, they do things like prick a finger to put blood in urine, etc.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Florida Gun Law

The proposed new florida gun law that has been spoken of at length on Grunt Doc's Blog is featured in this months EM News. The law would make it (potentially) a felony to even ask a patient if they have a gun in the home. You know my feelings on this issue, Docs should not be silenced, or muzzled as it were, on this issue. It is a standard child safety question to ask if there is a gun in the home of a child, then if the answer is yes, we can offer safety info, nothing more. Get a grip freaks!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pea in Lung

Another unfortunate case of plant aspiration! This case is a pea plant

Tree in Lungs

This is of a russian man who had a pine tree grow in his lung, apparantely after aspirating a seed. He ended up with a lobe resection. This is a well published case.

Motorcycle Accident

Another Bike wreck photo, this from the web.

Emergency Codes

We are all familiar with the ubiquitous code blue, so much so that we refer to it as "a code" or "coding". However, there are lots of codes, sometimes a little strange. fire may be Code red, or it may be Dr. Red, Dr. Pyro, or Dr. Firestone. I recently saw a pediatric arrest code, "Code Sesame", violent pt may be Dr. Strong, Dr. Allcome, code violet, Dr. Armstrong, etc. Then, there is the colloquial Code Brown to indicate a shitty mess. wringsa