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So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #5

The medical field is full of variety and complexity. From the simplest of disorders to the most complex diseases, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment as a healthcare provider.   Over the past year of training to become a paramedic, I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across various different patients with a multitude of complaints, allowing me to muster my skills of patient assessment and physical examination in order to determine the root cause of the clinical problems.   I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to recognize the intricacies of medical disorders and how to manage them on an emergent basis. Over the next several weeks, I will be going over some of the classic patient cases that I have come across in my short career as a part of the medical field. While the encounters have been momentary, they have left a deep impact on my learning and outlook towards this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the problem solving begin! We will continue on with our next case here at #5.   5. The Complete Picture History of Present Illness: A 28-year-old female present with a chief complaint of chest pain and shortness of breath.   Physical Examination: Upon arrival on scene, you find the patient sitting up in bed and showcasing...

So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #6

The medical field is full of variety and complexity. From the simplest of disorders to the most complex diseases, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment as a healthcare provider.   Over the past year of training to become a paramedic, I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across various different patients with a multitude of complaints, allowing me to muster my skills of patient assessment and physical examination in order to determine the root cause of the clinical problems.   I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to recognize the intricacies of medical disorders and how to manage them on an emergent basis. Over the next several weeks, I will be going over some of the classic patient cases that I have come across in my short career as a part of the medical field. While the encounters have been momentary, they have left a deep impact on my learning and outlook towards this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the problem solving begin! We will continue on with our next case here at #6.   6. The Sugary Conundrum History of Present Illness: Patient is an 18-year-old female who presents with a chief complaint of abdominal pain that has been going on for the past several days.   Physical Examination: On further questioning, patient also...

Videos That Show The Creative Side Of Medicine – #9

Believe it or not, doctors have a sense of humor. In addition to their focused and unwavering commitment to patient care, physicians are, at the end of the day, human beings. Just like us all, they love to show their creative sides.   During my search of evidence to support this claim, I fortunately came across a few of the numerous videos made by medical students and practicing clinicians. While some of them are downright parodies and corny spinoffs on medical jargon, a few of them actually make great points worth thinking about as we consider this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the fun begin!   #9   Featured Image: Source...

So What’s Wrong With This Patient? – #7

  The medical field is full of variety and complexity. From the simplest of disorders to the most complex diseases, you will be hard pressed to find a dull moment as a healthcare provider.   Over the past year of training to become a paramedic, I have had the fortunate opportunity to come across various different patients with a multitude of complaints, allowing me to muster my skills of patient assessment and physical examination in order to determine the root cause of the clinical problems.   I would like to take this opportunity and invite you all to recognize the intricacies of medical disorders and how to manage them on an emergent basis. Over the next several weeks, I will be going over some of the classic patient cases that I have come across in my short career as a part of the medical field. While the encounters have been momentary, they have left a deep impact on my learning and outlook towards this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the problem solving begin! We will continue on with our next case here at #7.   7. The Curious Case of Consciousness History of Present Illness: You are called on scene to care for a 25-year-old male who fell down a flight of stairs. On arrival, the patient is awake, lying down next to the...

Videos That Show The Creative Side Of Medicine – #10

Believe it or not, doctors have a sense of humor. In addition to their focused and unwavering commitment to patient care, physicians are, at the end of the day, human beings. Just like us all, they love to show their creative sides.   During my search of evidence to support this claim, I fortunately came across a few of the numerous videos made by medical students and practicing clinicians. While some of them are downright parodies and corny spinoffs on medical jargon, a few of them actually make great points worth thinking about as we consider this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the fun begin!   #10   Featured Image...

Videos That Show The Creative Side Of Medicine – #8

Believe it or not, doctors have a sense of humor. In addition to their focused and unwavering commitment to patient care, physicians are, at the end of the day, human beings. Just like us all, they love to show their creative sides.   During my search of evidence to support this claim, I fortunately came across a few of the numerous videos made by medical students and practicing clinicians. While some of them are downright parodies and corny spinoffs on medical jargon, a few of them actually make great points worth thinking about as we consider this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the fun begin!   #8   Featured Image...

Videos That Show The Creative Side Of Medicine – #3

Believe it or not, doctors have a sense of humor. In addition to their focused and unwavering commitment to patient care, physicians are, at the end of the day, human beings. Just like us all, they love to show their creative sides.   During my search of evidence to support this claim, I fortunately came across a few of the numerous videos made by medical students and practicing clinicians. While some of them are downright parodies and corny spinoffs on medical jargon, a few of them actually make great points worth thinking about as we consider this noble profession.   So what are we waiting for? Let the fun begin!   #3 Video Source Featured Image...