Deep Dive #1: Travel Medicine
Author: Peter Bakes M.D.
Dr. Peter Bakes takes us through how he developed his interest in travel medicine as well as some of the more interesting aspects of the specialty.
Deep Dive #2: Biological Terrorism
Author: Michael Hunt M.D.
Dr. Hunt shares his wealth of experience with biological terrorism over the course of his career.
Deep Dive #3: The New Standard in Stroke Treatment
Authors: Rebecca van Vliet MS, APN; Michelle Whaley MSN, CNS, CCNS, ANVP-VC
The Stroke Team at Swedish Medical Center gives us a taste of how they are breaking records with door-to-needle time in management of acute cerebrovascular accidents.
Deep Dive #4: Pediatric Type I DKA
Author: Justin Harper
Justin Harper, a paramedic married to a pediatric nurse, discovered his own son had type I diabetes 2 years ago. Despite their medical experience, this diagnosis came as surprise to Justin and his wife. This is the compelling story about how their son was diagnosed with type I diabetes and how this has impacted their lives.
Deep Dive #5: The Evolution of Sepsis Treatment
Author: Susan Brion, M.D.
Dr. Brion enlightens us on the ever-evolving standard of sepsis management.
Deep Dive #6: Bacteriuria and the Elderly
Author: Heidi Wald, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Medicine – University of Colorado School of Medicine, Physician Advisor – Colorado Hospital Association
Dr. Heidi Wald explains common misconceptions of UTI’s in elderly patients and provides tips on how to properly identify them.
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Deep Dive #7: Domestic Violence