Emergency Medicine SURVIVAL GUIDE For Medical Students. By Nick Bell, EM Clerkship Coordinator. The ABC’S of being a student in the ED….. . A lways……. Introduce yourself to the attending, resident(s) and staff in the ED Team up with senior residents ( 2 nd and 3 rd year EM )
For Medical Students
By Nick Bell, EM Clerkship Coordinator
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Patient is a 29 year old male who presents to the ED with left sided chest pressure that started 2 days ago. Pain gets worse upon exertion and improves with relaxationand denies personal and family hx of heart disease. Upon physical exam auscultation confirms bilateral rhonchi, patient confirms significant other and children had colds 1 week ago. I think that he has an upper respiratory infection and I would like to give him an albuterol treatment with pre and post peak-flow and get a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia.