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When It’s Your Time, It’s Your Time

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

(Heads up: This post deals with graphic, difficult and heavy medical situations that may be difficult or traumatizing to some.)  -- As I finish a stretch of 4 nights of ER shifts culminating in a 26-hour ICU call shift followed by a clinic half-day, it occurs to me that I have seen more death and illness [...]

Weekends Like These

By | July 6th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

As I come off a 70hr work stretch - 62hrs of rural emergency followed by 8hrs of a 31-patient clinic - some things occur to me. This past weekend was a heavy weekend that saw many acute patients with pathologies of all flavors - acute coronary syndromes, respiratory failures, drug overdoses, drug-induced psychoses, partial finger amputations, [...]