Archive for February, 2014

Fourteen consults

When the number of consults you receive in a day gets into the double-digits, you have to spread the love to other services.

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The pancreas club

It’s quite a feat when you do your first Whipple procedure, but you probably should not let your patient and her/his family in on the fact that a plastic surgeon did a pancreaticoduodenectomy.

Patient safety

A new study found that the latest set of ACGME rules enacted in 2011 had no effect on patient safety outcomes. Article here.

Brain bag

It is imperative that you hook up the brain bag to suction before you start a case with a lot of fluid/irrigation. It cannot be connected after because it requires cutting the plastic tip which would cause the fluid to pour everywhere. And if the bag gets to heavy, it will eventually fall and cause a mess.

Medical odds

The odds of a medical student getting a 50/50 question correct is 25%. Reason being that, in medicine, the intuitive answer is not usually correct.

Relationships, to Facebook

Starting about 100 days before a Facebook relationship begins, timeline posts increase between the future couple. After the relationship is set, there is a steady decline in timeline posts.

Starting about 100 days before a Facebook relationship begins, timeline posts increase between the future couple. After the relationship is set, there is a steady decline in timeline posts.

Resident work hours

Interestingly, at our institution, residents in the specialty of OB/GYN work the most hours while those in pediatric emergency medicine work the least.

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