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Michelle Lin Medical Doctor

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
San Francisco, California
I recently started my blog (AcademicLifeinEM.blogspot.com) as a means to show medical students, residents, and practicing emergency physicians about what life is like in academic Emergency Medicine. A large draw for going into academia includes teaching, meeting and working with amazing people,... Full Bio
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Three predictors for success in cardiac arrest resuscitations by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The goal of resuscitation in cardiac arrest is to respond in a timely, effective manner that leads to good patient outcomes.  Resuscitation is not ... Read on »
Improving Consultation Communication Skills by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy This is a great article by Chad Kessler, et al. where the authors delve into the world of communication skills. Talking to colleagues is an essential skill especiall ... Read on »
Patwari Academy videos: Salter Harris fractures by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Dr. Rahul Patwari discusses Salter-Harris fractures in pediatric patients with a helpful mnemonic to help you remember the categories. He also poses several questions in ... Read on »
Deception and Simulation by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Have you ever created a simulation case with hidden objectives that the learners were not aware of? Would you ever purposefully try to trick or deceive ... Read on »
PV card: Ectopic pregnancy by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Ectopic pregnancy is the leading cause of maternal death in the first trimester of pregnancy. A recent JAMA systematic review , from The Rational Clinical Exami ... Read on »
Pediatric Appendicitis: CT or Ultrasound? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Appendicitis is the most common pediatric surgical emergency accounting for 5% of urgent pediatric outpatient visits for abdominal ... Read on »
App Review: EMRA Basics of Emergency Medicine by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The app EMRA Basics of Emergency Medicine  covers the 20 most common EM complaints in a concise manner. I first heard about it from Dr. Rob Orman's ( @emergencypd ... Read on »
Patwari Academy video: Early goal directed therapy by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Do you know the protocol for early goal directed therapy (EGDT)? It's all about IV fluids. Get the scoop here in this video. You can test also your know ... Read on »
Death and Simulation by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Should the manikin ever die in a simulation scenario? Effective simulations require suspension of disbelief and willingness by learners to pla ... Read on »
Transient Synovitis vs Septic Arthritis of the Hip by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Limping is a common reason for parents to bring their children to emergency departments.  Fischer et al  state that 77% of acute, a ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Urine Collection in Neonates by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Case: A 8-day-old, uncircumcised male is brought to the ED with fever, irritability, and decreased urination. The Prob ... Read on »
Tweet Pearls of the Week 4/19 to 4/26 by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy [ View the story "Tweet Pearls of the Week 4/19 to 4/26" on Storify ] [ View the story "Image Tweets of the Week 4/19 to 4/26 " on Storify ] Read on »
Coping with Simulation Case Derailment by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Author: Corey Heitz, MD Peer Reviewer and Editor: Nikita Joshi, MD “The best laid plans of mice and men...” The simulati ... Read on »
The SCRAP Rule: Indications for chest CT in blunt trauma by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy At my institution, trauma patients frequently receive the “Pan Scan,” to rule out acute injury. Recently, Payrastre et al published the SCRAP Rule ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Making the NG and NP procedures less painful by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy When doing nasogastric (NG) tubes and fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy (NP) procedures, there many approaches in how patients can be locally anesthetized. Getting ... Read on »
Learning "Information Management" instead of "Evidence Based Medicine"? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Keeping up with the literature these days is quite a daunting task. Medical information has increased exponentially over the past few decades and continues to do s ... Read on »
Patwari Academy video: Altered mental status by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Get an organized approach on the broad chief complaint of "Altered Mental Status". Learn about the AEIOU TIPS mnemonic. Read on »
Disability Insurance - Yes or No? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Do you currently have disability insurance? Please comment using the Blog's Comment link. I am set to graduate residency this June 2013 and among all the ... Read on »
Management of Syncope a.k.a "Done Fell Out" by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Done Fell Out", or DFO, is a common saying in the South to describe syncope. Although the saying is funny the diagnosis is not. Syncope accounts for about 3–5% ... Read on »
Sim Case Series: Incorporating ABEM Milestones by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In this week's simulation case, you will notice the addition of a table which is a description of ABEM Milestone  #9 - General approach to Procedures (PC9). I cr ... Read on »