In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Ben shares with us a story of a trauma patient that turns violent while in the CT Scanner. The result is an upper decker.
In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Michael returns to share with us another one of his incredible stories from the Emergency Department. Dr. Michael is in the middle of his shift when a pregnant patient in labor is brought in. After examining the patient, Dr. Michael determines that the delivery is imminent and that there is no time to take the patient to labor and delivery. An OB/GYN intern rotating in the Emergency Department performs the delivery with no problem. However, as she is about to perform an episiotomy tear repair, she is greeted by a "surprise delivery".
In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Bryan shares with us the story of dealing with an "animated" trauma patient. The patient was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a car. The patient is screaming and refusing to answer any questions. One of the paramedics decides to look through his bag to see if there are any drugs that would explain his erratic behavior. Sometimes it's just better not to look through the contents of a Satchel.
In this episode Dr. Todd Feinman shares a personal story where a false positive tumor scare resulted in him having an unnecessary and painful surgery. Dr. Feinman believed that his experience could have been avoided had there been user-friendly technologies in place that would enable patients/physicians to use the data found in clinical studies to determine the most effective test or treatment for a given medical issue - so he created his own company, Doctor Evidence, to solve this problem.
In this episode we share a story of intubating a burn victim. The extent of the injury is severe and the patient will likely die during her hospitalization. There is a haunting moment that occurs before a patient is sedated for intubation. A moment where eyes lock and the voice of the physician may be the last voice that the patient ever hears.
In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Michael shares a story from his days in training . A "father" requests to see his son one last time before the son heads to the Operating Room. What ensues is old school ER.
What happens when a happy drunk turns into a belligerent drunk? In this episode we share a story of when this wonderful transformation takes place. The end result a new paint job for a temporary wall. When violence in the Emergency Department is just part of another standard day at the office.
In this episode Dr. Miguel goes over a standard shift he had in the Emergency Department. When your first patient has gunshot wound to his leg there is no time for a cup of coffee to get your day started.
Episode 2: Luis shares a story in which he faced two patients who had issues with their "exit tunnels." He first gets called to a patient who is defecating up and down the hospital Hansel and Gretel style. After getting that patient situated he is approached by a different patient who is in agonizing pain... pain that started when he put garlic up his rectum.
Episode 01: Welcome to the Physician Grind Podcast. The Physician Grind is Narrative Medicine at it's best. This is an arena where healthcare professionals can share experiences. It's not prime time television. It's raw and brutally honest.