Emergency medicine is the sexy side of TV medicine. With defibrillations, intubations, chest compressions and traumas, it is clear why the drama shows love to give screen time to the ED. But is that really what emergency medicine is? What do EM docs do?
So you just got assigned your first night shift. Maybe you’re an EMT like I was when I did my first night. Maybe you’re a nurse or a medical student, a PA or anyone in between. The fact of the matter is you are about to embark on a journey that relatively few have had to tackle.