Simple Chemical Burns to the Eye

If you haven’t read my earlier post about simple foreign body removal from the eye please do so since a lot of the material covered will be similar. However, treating a chemical or fine particle injury to the eye is very different. Hence this writeup. Here, there’s nothing physical in the eye to remove but the patient is still in significant pain. I can remember specifically one patient who got a face-full … Continue reading Simple Chemical Burns to the Eye

Chapman Reflex Points (Voodoo?)

There’s always areas of medicine you never knew existed until someone removes the blindfolds from before your eyes. While I’m assuming the majority of people can at least stumble through some botched definition of Acupuncture I’d be willing to wager you’ll be greeted with blank faces if you asked about Chapman Reflex Points. Defined by Wikipedia as “small, discrete tissue texture changes located just deep to the skin. The Chapman … Continue reading Chapman Reflex Points (Voodoo?)

Prescription Writing 101

So this is critical. When your clinic gets crazy busy and your preceptor leans over and says “write out a prescription for… ” you better not have a deer in the headlights look (like I’m sure I did the first couple times). Granted, while there is a universal system in place for writing out prescriptions via old school pen & script pad, most major hospitals have upgraded … Continue reading Prescription Writing 101

Kris Bryant Prank & DIY Modern Sofa

So I’m currently drafting up my first teaching case (which I promised way back when) but it started taking too long so I’ll finish that later. However, I don’t want to not post something so here’s 2 Kris Bryant prank videos & another totally unrelated DIY video I enjoyed this week: (1) Reigning baseball MVP and World Series hero Kris Bryant thinks he’s shooting a baseball workout … Continue reading Kris Bryant Prank & DIY Modern Sofa

Careerealism: What They Don’t Tell You about Being an EP (Repost)

Work smarter, not harder. That’s the motto I attempt to live my life by and recently I broke that rule. I spent well over an hour over the past 2 weeks trying to locate an article my preceptor showed me about what the life of an emergency physician is like. What not to do: search every combination of phrases you vaguely remember, in every order, on any credible website you … Continue reading Careerealism: What They Don’t Tell You about Being an EP (Repost)

Smarter Every Day (Times 2)

So it finally hit me. It took 4 years of college, 2 years of a master’s program and 3 years of medical school for me to finally not feel dumb anymore. Up until last week if you asked me if I felt smart I would have answered absolutely not. Now though, depending on the mood/day/hanger status, I might actually answer “maybe”. You would think anyone in medical … Continue reading Smarter Every Day (Times 2)

February Music of the Month

So I was driving to work on Friday and came across a fun new song by The Weeknd. That compiled with a music video I was sent of several IIT Roorkee engineering students dancing to Ed Sheeran’s latest hit & two other songs I’ve been listening to on repeat drove me to share all four. Enjoy 🙂 The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming ft. Daft Punk (fan made lyrics music video since … Continue reading February Music of the Month

Simple Foreign Body Removal from the Eye

So I’ve been performing eye exams on and off for the past 4 months. First in a emergency room up north and now at an occupational health clinic. If anything, I’ve learned 2 things: (1) everyone does the examination differently but every step gets done. (2) You’re going to see a lot of eye injuries. Human’s eyes are just asking to be injured. They are wide open every second you’re … Continue reading Simple Foreign Body Removal from the Eye

Mnemonic for Urgent Hemodialysis

So I’m going to keep this post short & sweet. Today my preceptor and myself ran through a really interesting case about hyperkalemia (elevated blood potassium). Interestingly one of the potential urgent treatments was dialysis. Did I remember this? Yes. Did I remember all the other potential cases for urgently dialyzing someone? Nope. But you bet your arse I do now thanks to the mnemonic AEIOU. For starters there are two … Continue reading Mnemonic for Urgent Hemodialysis

American College of Physicians (ACOP) New Guidelines for Treating Low Back Pain

So today my lead preceptor was super exited right from the get-go. A fresh off the press study by the American College of Physicians (ACOP) daringly suggested what their occupational health clinic had been practicing for >15 years: manage low back pain alternatively before attempting opioids & save surgery as the absolute last option. Not the first. This is crucial for several reasons. (1) It has been estimated that over 80% of Americans will experience low back pain … Continue reading American College of Physicians (ACOP) New Guidelines for Treating Low Back Pain