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Incision and Drainage

Descriptions within not recommended for sensitive stomachs. Continue readingIncision and Drainage

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A Spoonful of Sugar

A toddler admitted for poor feeding sits cross-legged on the hospital bed, clutching a takeout soup container in their feet. My first thought is that the periorbital edema has significantly improved after diuresis, but my…Continue readingA Spoonful of Sugar

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Modern Medicine

I am a fan of technology, it says so right in my tagline. I also think that finding ways to apply developing technology to medicine is pretty cool, and is something I enjoy doing myself…Continue readingModern Medicine

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Critical Care

Michael rides in an ambulance for the first time as an adult and learns from some of the most competent people in the children’s hospital.Continue readingCritical Care

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Intern Insecurities

Now that I’ve finished my first month as an intern, I can admit I was afraid that the first time a nurse asked me a question, I would freeze, burst into tears, and run away.…Continue readingIntern Insecurities

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Please Wait, Death Is Loading

Ms. A was brought in from a nursing facility by the transport team my first week of ICU rotation. I had no idea what I was doing and my first thought was, “she looks old,…Continue readingPlease Wait, Death Is Loading

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Hydrogen Peroxide and a Band Aid

Or, “I did in 60 seconds what the University of Maryland Medical Center could not do in 3 hours.” This evening went very different from how I imagined it would go as I was preparing…Continue readingHydrogen Peroxide and a Band Aid