Archives for August 21, 2007

Grand Rounds


Welcome to Grand Rounds at Med-Source. In an effort to bring everyone back up to speed and welcome new students as summer comes to a close, the theme for this edition is “Back to School.” I have received numerous excellent submissions and I hope you find the following both educational and entertaining.

Focused exam

Recently, on one of those zooish evenings in the ED, our on-call plastic surgeon walked through the ED.  On seeing a major trauma patient in one of the major rooms, a very brief and purposefully focused exam was undertaken, from the hallway:

“Face and fingers unaffected” was the synopsis.   Correct, as it turned out.