Our Top 10 of 2015: Of Dry Drowning, the Price of a Doctor, and Cute Babies

Happy New Year from the PEMNetwork! We’re starting 2016 by looking back at some of our most read posts from this last year. We used Google Analytics to identify the most popular posts of 2015 based on number of page views.

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 Author & Date

Recap

#1

Angela Lumba-Brown, Washington University
June 11, 2015
Mythbusting Dry Drowning
Exploring the controversial concept of “dry drowning,” whether it is real, and what we might need to know about drowning in general.

#1a

Lorraine Ng, Columbia University Ultrasound Cases
This is not one post but a popular series. Lorraine publishes monthly cases and in-depth explanations with video clips that are useful for people who are either experienced or new to ultrasound.

#2

Ameer Hassoun, New York Presbyterian, Queens
July 30th, 2015
Who is the “Bad” Doctor
Ameer explores the contradictions in how we determine who is a good doctor and who is a bad one. The implications of satisfaction scores and patient reviews may have big effect on how we practice.

#3

Ameer Hassoun, New York Presbyterian, Queens
January 8th, 2015
The Price of Being a Doctor
In this post, Ameer explores the hidden tolls of being a physician and how that can affect our care of patients and our own well being.

#4

Marc Auerbach, Yale University
December 26th, 2015
New Kid on the Block: Diagnostic Error
In our most recent post, Marc takes a look into how diagnostic errors can potentially affect all of our patients. Our analytics are unable to determine if readers were most drawn to the topic of diagnostic errors or the New Kids on The Block graphic.

#5

Ameer Hassoun, New York Presbyterian, Queens
May 21, 2015
Congratulations! Pediatricians are the Least Paid Physicians
Reality check. This post discusses a 2015 report on physician compensation that finds pediatricians are the lowest paid among physicians. What will this mean for our workforce now and in the future?

#6

David Kessler, Columbia University
June 8th, 2015
Hospital Cited After Intern Forgets to Include How Cute the Baby is in Handoff
In an era when we recognize the risks in patient care handoffs, David reviews the timeline of how an intern came to end up in the center of a fake firestorm, complete with made-up quotes from people who never existed.

#7

Anonymous Guest Author
November 6th 2015
Blaming the Victim for Burnout in PEM
This was a letter to the editor by a veteran of PEM addressing burnout that resonated with many of our readers. The author published on the condition of anonymity.

#8

Angela Lumba-Brown, Washington University
September 29th, 2015
Termination of Pediatric Resuscitation—The Elephant in the Room Part 1
This post gives us some data about stopping a pediatric resuscitation, one of the hardest things we have to face in our field. Among the resuscitation studies noted, Angela points out the mnemonic “CEASE” as a potential framework for calling a resuscitation.

#9

Brad Sobolewski, Cincinnati Children’s
April 28th, 2015
Helping Fellows Bring Angry Parents Back From the Brink
Brad gives practical tips on how to approach and navigate the minefield of angry families in the ED. Remember the family perspective and that it’s not all about you.

#10

Sonny Tat, UCSF
June 16th, 2015
Do the Right Thing But Do No Harm: It’s Not Always That Easy
This post explores what drives inappropriate care in the emergency room and how it can be harmful for our patients. It turns out that it’s not always so simple to do the right thing.

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Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California at San Francisco
Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.
Sonny Tat
Sonny Tat

Sonny Tat

Sonny's academic interests are in team performance in resuscitation, developing learning platforms for medical education, and transitioning academics to the digital age. Sonny created PEMAcademy, a collaborative regional blog for PEM education and is the Editor-In-Chief of the PEMNetwork Blog. His hobbies include photography and cooking.