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Stuff I Learned In Residency (Part 1)

In this 5 part series I will be reflecting on a list of non-clinical stuff I learned while in residency. This week: disability insurance, stuff that gets you fired, and “purpose”.


Vents are easy!!!! Today we will discuss the basic approach to using a ventilator machine.

Waffle House

Cold. Dark. Quiet. Get exercise. Avoid alcohol. 


We are considering rabies prophylaxis on all animal bites or scratches that come to the Emergency Department. We don’t have to give it every time, but there is a specific protocol we’re supposed to follow

Occupational Exposures

You have to be very knowledgable about occupational exposures because this is the only chief complaint that I guarantee, you will eventually manage in a colleague. LEARN THIS. 

Breast Complaints

Breast complaints are usually pretty straight forward. Just remember that all breast complaints are cancer until proven otherwise.

Neonatal Conjunctivitis

Neonatal conjunctivitis is a quick topic, but has some big LIFE THREATS which you’ll need to know for both real life and your test. 


This is a concept episode for a series of lectures on Emergency Dermatology (one of my favorite topics). Over the course of several episodes, we will develop an organized, systematic, visual approach to the diagnosis of all life threatening rashes as well as the majority of the other rashes you will see in the ED. 

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Critical Diagnosis)

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is the king of life-threatening headaches and is on my differential every time. This episode will cover how to take the history, exam, testing and treatment of this devastating diagnosis.

Bloody Diapers

Babies frequently have red stuff in their diapers, and when they do, mom will rush them to the department concerned that they are having a fatal GI bleed. Usually it’s not… 

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