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ED Superstitions

Jan Shoenberger, MD, Carl Berdahl, MD, and Andrew Henreid
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Nurses Edition Commentary

Kathy Garvin, RN and Lisa Chavez, RN
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Jonathan G. -

I feel like Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives is becoming more Perspectives than Reviews, and a little less helpful to give good practice useful information. 12 minutes on superstitions??? Not to sound mean, but I didn't pay to hear people's thoughts on superstitions- how does this help any patient that comes through our ED? Almost 23 minutes on a story about DKA and sepsis in the rural setting. I have no doubt her and other's jobs in a rural setting is difficult, but these rural medicine clips are turning more into "General Hospital" type stories than useful information. Sure, teach me how to to Macgyver a needle cric set up, but I doubt even rural medicine doctors need to know the weather patterns at the time of this story and how that affects their transport time, I'm sure they deal with that all the time. Even the DVT review this month was a little more anectdotal than evidence based. The "Against Stress Testing" clip was still a perspective, but at least he supplied a lot of great evidence and fact to support why he practices the way he does. We need more clips like this. More clips giving evidence on things we see frequently, and how it affects the way the experts in our field. Our consultant's journals are constantly putting out new guidelines, etc on how to deal with DVT or PE, new algorithms for treatment of STEMI or kidney stones or pancreatitis or glaucoma, etc. I know C3 does a good review of things, but they're focused and long (which is great) so they can't cover a lot of material. We could have more 5,10, or 15 minute clips giving updates on what we should be doing in regards to things we see each day like latest information for sickle cell emergencies, etc. I am still greatful you guys supply a nice way to get CME, but lets make it more things that would be useful to us and our patients on our shifts. We see potential emergencies, and many non-emergencies from all subspecialties in medicine. Lets help keeping us updated as "jack of all trades" so consultants can't finish that by saying we're 'masters of none'.

Carl B. -

Thanks for your feedback. Jan mentioned the idea of talking about superstitions several months ago, and I thought it sounded like a hilarious thing to spend my abundant free time on. But I get that not everyone cares. Feel free to use the "skip" button!

Also, good luck if you're working today -- It's Friday the 13th, and there's a full moon!

Heidi B., M.D. -

What about the papers documenting barometer pressure changes and associated cerebral aneurysm rupture, migraine, Meniere's and premature ROM in pregnancy?
Heidi Blake, MD

Jan S. -

Thanks Heidi! Very interesting. Will look those up and put them in a future mailbag segment!

Tiffany A. -

A surgery chief at my institution is currently doing a study on Hogwarts houses and different medical specialties to test if certain houses (determined based on survey of various traits) correlate with going into specific medical specialties.

Carl B. -

**speechless**

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