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Charting with Templates

The concept of using templates in medicine to standardize care is not new. This method is common in hospitals where groups of specialists agree on set protocols and order sets based on guidelines and best-practices. Medical directives help to speed up processes in the ER during patient triage. However, within…

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The low down on Lyme disease

Have you ever sat beneath a tree during the summer afternoon, and found yourself wondering if it might be raining? Saying “I just felt something land on me!” Only to realize it wasn’t rain, it was insects falling from the tree? This actually happened as we were hosting our prestigious…

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Migraine, in ER

Suggested prescription for severe migraine (all at once , rather than stepped care): 1-L bolus of IV normal saline solution 10 mg of IV prochlorperazine 25 mg of IV diphenhydramine 30 mg of IV ketorolac 10 mg of IV dexamethasone Reference Gupta S, Oosthuizen R, Pulfrey S. Treatment of acute…