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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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Trick of the Trade: Rapid Oral Phenytoin Loading in the ED by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Case A 57 y/o, 75 kg male presents to the ED after a witnessed seizure. He describes a history of seizure disorder and is prescribed phenytoin, but rec ... Read on »
Tweet Pearls of the Week - Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Fluid redistribution more important early than fluid removal."  Dr. Amal Mattu ( @amalmattu ) [ View the story "Tweet Pearls of the Week " on Storify ] ... Read on »
Be a great speaker: 10 practical pearls (part 5 of 5) by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For the CORD Distinguished Educator's Coaching Program, Dr. Gus Garmel has kindly offered to share his top 50 points to improve one's speaking skills. These tip ... Read on »
Chest Pain (Part 3 of 3): Coronary CT Angiography in the ED by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It is well known that taking a good history and physical, getting a non-ischemic EKG, and serial cardiac biomarkers, results in a risk of death/A ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Fluorescein for lost contact lens by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy A patient's contact lens broke when she was trying to take it off.  She feels the pieces are still inside her eye, but she was unable to fish them out. When y ... Read on »
NG Lavage: Indicated or Outdated? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Nasogastric lavage (NGL) seems to be a logical procedure in the evaluation of patients with suspected upper GI bleeding, but does the evidence supp ... Read on »
10 Tips to Success as a Junior Faculty in Academic Medicine by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As I am getting into my 3rd year of practice as a faculty in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, I have begun to wish I had a better framework for success ... Read on »
Writing content for social media? Protect yourself! by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In the past few months, this blog has been successful in working with Google to remove pirating sites, which directly cut and paste all of our content (including PV c ... Read on »
Be a great speaker: 10 practical pearls (part 4 of 5) by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For the CORD Distinguished Educator's Coaching Program, Dr. Gus Garmel has kindly offered to share his top 50 points to improve one's speaking skills. These tip ... Read on »
Are IVs scut work? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Is there educational value to teaching and learning how to place peripheral IVs? Not the exciting central lines, IOs, or ultrasound guided IVs. I am talking abo ... Read on »
Chest Pain (Part 2 of 3): Can we do 2-hour rule outs? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Hospital admissions for chest pain often incur costly and resource-intensive workups for ACS. Is there a way to identify a low risk group who can be discharged ... Read on »
Rivaroxaban for Pulmonary Embolism: One pill and done? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy With Dr. Jeff Tabas giving a lecture on the perennially hot topic of pulmonary embolism (PE) at the upcoming UCSF High Risk EM Conference ( main link , PDF  Brochu ... Read on »
Need your input! Weigh in on the PV Cards App design by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy It's official! I've teamed up with Agile Diagnosis to create the PV Cards App (version 1.0). Their technology platform specializes in ... Read on »
Is ATLS wrong about palpable blood pressure estimates? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy In Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), we learn that a carotid, femoral, and radial pulse correlates to a certain systolic blood pressure (SBP) in ... Read on »
Be a great speaker: 10 practical pearls (part 3 of 5) by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy For the CORD Distinguished Educator's Coaching Program, Dr. Gus Garmel has kindly offered to share his top 50 points to improve one's speaking skills. These tips a ... Read on »
Sim Case: Cocaine toxicity and placental abruption by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy ALiEM Simulation Case Series:  Cocaine Toxicity and Placental Abruption Case Writer:  Nikita Joshi, MD Keywords: Cocaine toxicity, placental abruption, domes ... Read on »
ALiEM simulation case series by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy ALiEM Simulation Case Series:  Cocaine Toxicity and Placental Abruption Case Writer:  Nikita Joshi, MD Keywords: Cocaine toxicity, placental a ... Read on »
Chest Pain (Part 1 of 3): What is the Value of a Good History? by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Every year there are 6 million visits to the Emergency Department (ED) for chest pain, and approximately 2 million hospital admissions each ... Read on »
Mythbuster: Maximum Dose of Enoxaparin by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Background Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is often treated with low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) such as enoxaparin. For patients with normal renal ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: No pelvic bed? No problem by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Often finding a pelvic examination bed for a female patient needing a speculum exam can be challenging. Without the elevated foot stirrups, the bed under the pat ... Read on »