20 02, 2019

The Winter Student Symposium – I Didn’t Know What to Expect

2019-02-20T15:19:13+00:00February 20th, 2019|Current Events, The Fast Track Issues, Winter 2019|

Zach Mauro OMS-III, EMT-P ACOEP-RSO Conference Co-Chair The Winter Student Symposium - I didn't know what to expect "ABCDE and a secondary survey will never fail you!" "If you don't already, you're going to love ultrasound at the end of today!" "We [as residency programs] want to know why you want t [...]

12 02, 2019

DEATH AS A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

2019-02-12T14:24:15+00:00February 12th, 2019|The Fast Track Issues, Winter 2019|

Taylor Klein, OMS-II, NRAEMT AZCOM I’d be surprised to encounter someone working in healthcare who doesn’t remember their first experience with death.  We are taught that it’s inevitable; we can’t save everyone. We know that we will eventually encounter patients who are beyond the help of medical in [...]

15 01, 2019

A Case and Discussion of Accidental Hypothermia in the Setting of Trauma

2019-01-16T03:09:34+00:00January 15th, 2019|Current Events, The Fast Track Issues, Winter 2019|

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO, PGY-4 AHN Saint Vincent Hospital Erie, PA CASE A 22-year-old male presented as a trauma alert completely unresponsive. He was found down by a bystander, unresponsive with significant facial trauma presumed to be from assault. Upon arrival, the patient had apneic respirations be [...]

19 10, 2018

Image Challenge

2018-11-06T14:32:54+00:00October 19th, 2018|Fall 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

Dhimitri Nikolla, DO, PGY-4 AHN Saint Vincent Hospital Erie, PA Case A 70-year-old female with a past medical history of severe COPD presents complaining of dyspnea and right-sided chest pain for 4 days. Triage vital signs include a blood pressure of 201/95 mmHg, heart rate of 87 beats/minute, tempe [...]

11 10, 2018

Don’t Miss This Fracture!

2018-11-15T20:37:53+00:00October 11th, 2018|Fall 2018, The Fast Track Issues|

Brittany McShane, PGY-2 Norman Regional Health System, Norman, OK 13-year-old male fell on an outstretched hand skate boarding. He has tenderness at the base of his right thumb in the anatomic snuffbox. What fracture would you be concerned about with the above history? You should be worried about po [...]