Clinical Features

Good notetaking to reduce lawsuit

Taking good notes is one of the most important steps a clinician can take to reduce the risk of a lawsuit.

Abdominal pain, distention, and constipation

Case Study: A 64-year-old man presents to the ED with abdominal pain, distention, and constipation.

Opioids and naloxone for pain management

Read more about co-prescribing naloxone and opioids in primary care.

Contraception leads to a blood clot

A patient presents with chest pain 6 weeks after beginning use of a contraceptive device.

Leg pain, nausea, and malaise

Case Study: A 39-year-old man presents to the emergency department with 3 days of progressive bilateral leg pain, nausea, and malaise.

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

The disease may often go undiagnosed in adults because clinicians may be relatively inexperienced in identifying childhood illnesses in adults.

Is it a heart attack?

A 30-year-old woman presents with an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, and tingling in her right arm.

Fired for refusing vaccination

A clinician files a lawsuit against her employer after being fired for refusing Tdap immunization.

Opinion

The Waiting Room When patients need services that don't exist

When patients need services that don't exist

It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.

The Waiting Room Binge watching TV and its effects on sleep

Binge watching TV and its effects on sleep

Recent evidence has shown that binge watching television could lead to poor sleep.

Advisor Forum

Most Memorable Patient Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism and saving a life

Diagnosing a pulmonary embolism and saving a life

A Divine guidance helps a nurse practitioner make a diagnosis that saved a patient's life.

Your Comments Fired for falling asleep on the job: Our readers weigh in

Fired for falling asleep on the job: Our readers weigh in

Two clinicians offer their opinion on June's Legal Advisor about a female nurse fired for falling asleep while on duty in the hospital.

Clinical Pearls Putting out the fire of a fire ant bite with toothpaste

Putting out the fire of a fire ant bite with toothpaste

Apply any toothpaste to fire ant bites and wash off after 10 minutes

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