Archives for February 16, 2010

The Laurinburg Exchange – Shooting at Scotland Memorial Hospital

Scotland Memorial Hospital was locked down Monday morning after a shooting left a patient in critical condition and another man in police custody.

The 3 a.m. shooting appears to have stemmed from a brawl at a McColl, S.C. night club, according to Laurinburg police. Authorities say it involved the victim, his girlfriend and the daughter of the shooter just a few hours earlier….

via The Laurinburg Exchange – Shooting at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

This exact scenario is why most hospitals have some system to anonymize victims of violence in the ED, and sometimes throughout their hospital stay.  (We have one, and I’m not letting its incredibly complex code out…).

That doesn’t make them either invisible or bulletproof, and we’ve seen a few examples of our trying to anonymize them gone wrong when their ‘friends’ start calling and texting once in the ED.

I’m happy no ED employees were injured, and hope the alleged attempted murderer gets a fair trial and the punishment deserved.

Also, don’t get in bar fights…

HT: Glen in West Texas, my news machine

  Doc Gurley – Haiti Journey: Hitting the ground — Doc Gurley

Doc Gurley – Haiti Journey: Hitting the ground — Doc Gurley.

Doc Gurley’s in Haiti.  Will be fun to follow her.

Texas Party of Medicine

Early voting starts today in Texas (Feb 16-26) with Election Day being March 2nd.

TEXPAC (The Texas Medical Association PAC) releases a roster of candidates every major election, and this one’s no exception: 2010 Election Primer (as a .pdf file)

The only easy pattern I can discern is that all the court races are “R’s”, if that helps.

As they say in Politics, vote early and often…

richard[WINTERS]md: Skipped a beat.

The handle bar of the snowmobile fractured his ribs.

Nice guy. Mid-60s. Talkative and generous in his remarks.

It occurred yesterday. He thought it would heal by itself.

Didn’t want to bother us. But now he was a little breathless.

His lung was punctured. His skin was full of air. It crackled and popped as I rubbed the betadine on his chest in preparation for the procedure….

via richard[WINTERS]md: Skipped a beat..

He doesn’t post much, but when he does, it’s usually good.

Please check it out, and if you like it, leave him a comment you came from here, and thank him for getting me into blogging…