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“The greatest enemy of communication, we find, is the illusion of it.”

William H. Whyte



In the general population, about 33% of people carry S. Aureus and 1% carry MRSA. Contrary to popular belief, only about 5% of healthcare workers carry MRSA.

Forged prescription

While it’s never fun to have to file a police report, it is somewhat gratifying to catch someone being dishonest — even if that person is your patient who is forging narcotics prescriptions. Never believe a patient when it comes to narcotic medications.

Pressure sores

“The bed has been called the most dangerous splint yet devised by mankind.”



“We have to remain the adult in the room and do right by the patient.”


Duty hour restrictions

A new review has found that the duty hour restrictions imposed  by the ACGME have not improved patient care or resident well-being, yet have had a detriment on resident education. Article here.


The opposite of a placebo effect, known as the nocebo effect, is when a patient experiences an adverse outcome or event to a non-harmful substance or treatment (or nocebo).

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