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Offloading Cognitive Burden

In the digital era, we're inundated with ways to access information. Take the smartphone for example. With a single, portable handset, we can consult colleagues via voice or video, carry full textbook and journal article libraries, and have…

How I Create My Diagrams

How do you decide what topic to write about? What software do you use to draw? How much time does it take? These are all questions I routinely receive regarding illustrations I post on social media, so here's my best attempt to shed some…

“You’re Going To Stop My Heart?!”

Cardiac arrest is one of the most feared complications in medicine as it tends to usually precede death despite appropriate interventions. However, a controlled cardiac arrest is routinely utilized as part of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to…

Preparing For ICU Rounds As A Fellow

It's important for the intensive care unit (ICU) treatment team to construct and communicate our daily assessment and plan with all relevant parties involved in a patient's care. We accomplish this during "rounds" each morning with a team…

Tips For Writing Progress Notes

In the era of electronic health records (EHRs), writing progress notes (PN) has become largely supplemented by auto-populated fields (labs, radiology, medical history, etc.) and information which has been copied from prior exams and/or…