UCONN Emergency Medicine Interest Group

Archive for April, 2011|Monthly archive page

EM Images #1

In IMAGES on April 23, 2011 at 10:02 AM

Syndicated from the UCONN EM Residency website; credit to Dr. Ratzan for images and text.

When I have the luxury of residents in Red Pod and vital signs allow, I like to lean back against the counter and take it all in, slowly. I see things. Three years ago now I noticed something a little off about this man in Red 4. (I forget why he was there.) Granted, it was slightly more telling in real life, but not much more so. What is off?

Click below to see the answer below the fold.

Read the rest of this entry »


Off Service #1: OB/GYN

In OFF SERVICE on April 18, 2011 at 8:02 PM

This is the first entry in what will be a recurring series. Seasoned attendings from specialties outside EM will be asked the following question: “What clinical advice would you give students going into Emergency Medicine regarding an acute issue in your field?”

Dr. Larhmann, OB/GYN, Hartford Hospital:

1. Order type and Rh on pregnant women that come into the ED with a complaint of bleeding, and give Rhogam if appropriate. Rhogam needs to be given within 72 hours to be effective.

2. Consider the diagnosis of preeclampsia if a pregnant woman comes in with headache and visual changes- order a UA and LFTs!

3. Don’t rely on serum B-hCG level for figuring out gestational age; remember that it has a bell-shaped curve.

Upcoming meeting

In ANNOUNCEMENTS on April 18, 2011 at 5:39 PM

The next EMIG meeting has been scheduled for Monday, April 25th at 6 PM. Further details available by contacting lburns@up.uchc.edu.

ED Haiku

In DAY IN THE LIFE on April 9, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Warning: this poem is not exactly PG rated, although this editor feels that the author has very well captured the feeling of the ED. Click below to see the full poem.

Read the rest of this entry »


In ANNOUNCEMENTS on April 9, 2011 at 5:46 PM

A brief summary of each section heading: About and Contact are self explanatory. Meetings will have posted the next upcoming EMIG meeting with date and topics; location will not be posted due to privacy concerns (just email Lynda Burns if you don’t have the email saved).  Get Into Residency will (soon) have the UCHC guide to getting into an EM residency… I may have some interviews with our program directors for some additional information there, as well. Selectives will feature, well, selectives that have been done through the EM department, past and present. Links is a complete collection of what I think are the best EM websites, blogs, organizations, journals, and video sites; feel free to email me additional suggestions. When enough content has been sent in, there will also be section headings for Journal Club, Cases, and Images.

We’re live!

In ANNOUNCEMENTS on April 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM

Welcome to the University of Connecticut Emergency Medicine Interest Group (henceforth referred simply to as “EMIG“) website and blog! I am excited to announce that this is the first time that the UCONN EMIG has had an update to the website since May 2, 2002… which was a very, very long time ago (link to the old website is, appropriately, at the bottom of the links page).

A brief spiel on my goals: I want the information from our EMIG to be readily accessible on the web. I want it to be a useful resource for my fellow students.  I want it to be updated frequently, and to be a site that you WANT to check out on a regular basis. And I want it to be a collaborative project. If you are interested in contributing to the site, just contact me at uconnemigblog@gmail.com, or use the Contact form, and I will be glad to sign you up.  Likewise, suggestions are always welcome.

%d bloggers like this: