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Ramblings of an Emergency Physician in Texas



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Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:05:44 +0000

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Comment on ERKA Stethoscope Review: It’s Really Good! by DoctorReview

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:58:00 +0000

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Comment on ERKA Stethoscope Review: It’s Really Good! by Diana

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:28:59 +0000

Coming from Scotland, we were raised to dislike Germans or anything to do with them. Putting the words German and execution in the same sentence is therefore fitting. As for the diaphragm, isn't ones diaphragm supposed to be recessed? Hard to have intercourse if it isn't! Lastly, I'm surprised the yoke wasn't tight on your head, just goes to show, it's not as big as some folks might be led to believe. Love y'a!!! Sorry sitting here bored with nothing to do. Diana









Comment on The Rape of Emergency Medicine, 2017 version by GruntDoc

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:05:32 +0000

Folks, thanks to all of you who commented on this blog post. At 450 comments this is the most-commented article I've ever posted. The passion and emotion of all of you have made this a very interesting event, and I wish all the best to SUMMA, SEA and even USACS, as wishing for them to fail helps no-one. And, now, it's time to close comments here. Thanks,



Comment on The Rape of Emergency Medicine, 2017 version by Disgusted

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:58:48 +0000

The beacon needs to know about these deaths.



Comment on The Rape of Emergency Medicine, 2017 version by Scary times at Summa

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:29:46 +0000

That was not the only preventable death. Not to mention the bad outcomes. It is not getting any better. What will they do come July and the residents are gone? They're the ones doing the work. There were only 22 out of 139 from NEOMED the matched at Summa. A lot of those are transitional. That seems pretty low. Of course none of the residents would agree to stay on with USACS. They're much smarter than that. At least they had 2 1/2 years to train under the guidance of intelligent, committed, compassionate Emergency Medicine Physicians. SEA kept the cream of the crop from prior residency years. We all know residents whose hospitals didn't offer them jobs had to go somewhere. That's where USACS comes in. Someone finishes bottom of every class so I guess USACS serves some purpose. Having a low match for residents has repurcussions for years to come. Summa will not get over this. The BOD hasn't responded yet. Why would you think they would now? Cowards! Just wait for the lawsuits to come piling in.



Comment on The Rape of Emergency Medicine, 2017 version by Grow a Spine, Summa BOD

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:27:59 +0000

When will you learn? Look at ER deaths in the last week. One could have been prevented. Don't believe your administration. Certainly don't believe Custodio. This death did nothing to instill confidence in your nurses or the paramedics. And whose bright idea was it to lay much of the blame for the ER accreditation loss on the very ER residents who have been so negatively affected? And how many of the current third year residents are staying on with USACS at Summa? In years past 2-4 residents always stayed on. Good luck with recruitment. Putting the blame on the ER residents only puts the institution's probation at greater risk. And how did you do in this year's match? How many foreign medical grads did you have to take after internal medicine and family medicine did not match fully? The BOD needs to understand that Summa is sinking. In all areas. Medical education. ER patient care. Employers will leave Summacare. Your bond ratings will suffer. You need to take action. Hiring Deveny was a mistake and signaled that you were digging in. You don't have much more time.



Comment on The Rape of Emergency Medicine, 2017 version by Concerned

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:22:41 +0000

I too am glad the site is working again as it has been one of the few places where staff can vent their concerns without being forced to risk their jobs and livelihood. To say that Summa is going through a period of change is an understatement. And the passive-aggressive way administration is trying to pit one group of staff against another is more reminiscent of something you might see in a junior high school spat rather than an Elite Hospital System, where patient care has always been the number one goal. Three months out and we are continuing to hear from frightened staff about the appalling care and the 'at times' dangerous orders the Nurses are trying to intercept before they reach any patients. I would ask Summa this, when the behavior of previous nursing leadership became so bad that nearly half of the nursing department (hospital wide) resigned, the hospital took a good look at those Nursing Leaders and made some tactical decisions in an attempt to stem the hemorrhage of nurses. And for a time, it worked. Staff had a Leader with whom they felt comfortable and free to discuss issues without having everything held against them. The morale improved, and things were just starting to look up, and then this. Not only did you 'break off the clot' that was stemming the hemorrhage, but you also added a new physicians group which acted like thinners, making the bleeding worse. Now, you have two choices. You either put a tourniquet on that wound, or you let the patient bleed to death. Which is it going to be Summa?