[Triage Note: 55 year old woman. Found unconscious by boyfriend at 17:30. Labored breaths. Paramedics performing CPR en route. Pulses present. No spontaneous resps. No
Author: Raj Waghmare
Case 12: Respect Your Nurse. Your Life May Depend on It.
[Triage Note: 45 year old woman, appendectomy earlier in the day, discharged; pain, right upper quadrant, 50 minutes] Monday morning. As I click through the
Case 11: Not My Child
[Triage Note: Cold for a few days, today not bearing weight on left leg. Usually healthy. No injury. Cannot elicit tenderness] It’s the beginning of
Case 10: The Fifth Vital Sign
[Triage Note: 29 yo bicycle accident ten days ago. Has lower back pain, worsening] It’s early fall and baseball fever has taken over the E.R. Someone has
Case 9: Choose Your Own Adventure
[Triage Note: Abdominal pain, sudden onset at 1:30pm, crampy, right > left, lower quadrant. no vomiting or diarrhea. No chest pain] It’s a Sunday in
Case 8: Bias
[Triage Note: Abdominal pain since midnight. Constant. Last BM 15:30 (normal). No diarrhea. Vomiting+. Pain is on right side. Had breakfast (normal). BP 72/58. Pale.