Category: Physician Encounters

Unconscious Patient With ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Tattoo Causes Ethical Conundrum at Hospital

Image: NEJM/University of Miami When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words “DO NOT RESUSCITATE” tattooed onto the man’s chest—with the word “NOT” underlined and with his signature

Electronic health records point to CT scanner as infection source

Researchers used electronic health records to hunt down the source of a potentially deadly hospital-acquired infection at the University of California, San Francisco. The culprit: a CT scanner in the hospital’s emergency department, according to a new report in JAMA

Emergency rooms are providing nearly half of all medical care in the US

A new study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that nearly half of all medical care in the United States happens in emergency rooms — and it may mean that vulnerable populations aren’t getting care that

Nearly Half of All Medical Care in the US Is in Emergency Departments

The percentage of care delivered in emergency departments has increased with nearly half of all medical care in the United States occurring there, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) were able to

Local News: Helping others beat addiction (10/18/17) | Monett Times

Doctor, counselor share experiences in jobs Many have heard the debilitating effects that methamphetamine has on the individuals who choose to use it, and no one is more familiar with those effects than the emergency room physicians who treat patients

Britain begging US physician assistants to fill staff

Britain is offering US physician assistants cash and long vacations in Europe if they relocate to fill desperate staff shortage Physician assistants (also known as physician associates) train for two years, roughly a quarter of the time a doctor trains

H. Kyle Sheets, MD, Receives National Honor From American Academy of Family Physicians

H. Kyle Sheets, MD, founder and CEO of Concord Medical Group in Lubbock, Texas, was awarded the 2017 Humanitarian Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians at its annual meeting. The Humanitarian Award honors extraordinary and enduring humanitarian efforts by AAFP

Only 3.3% of emergency room visits are ‘avoidable,’ 

Only 3.3 percent of emergency room visits are avoidable, according to a study published Thursday in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care. This is because those visits deemed ‘avoidable’ involve mental health or dental care, issues with

ER doc jumped to action when car ran down 7 outside her home –

Still in her pajamas and sipping coffee after a long overnight shift in the emergency room, Dr. Annette Mann bolted from her house Friday afternoon upon hearing a thunderous crash outside.She didn’t even pause to put on shoes.Mann, a trauma

Portland doctor responds to racism in the emergency room (Column) |

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Portland doctor tweeted about her own experience with racism here in Oregon. Dr. Esther Choo’s Twitter thread about patient prejudice in the emergency room has been shared more than 22,000 times since