Health

Demystifying the Emergency Department

Reality television and the public’s fascination with medical tele-dramas have conjured an image of the emergency department (ED) that could only be described as fantastique. The metrosexual emergency physician in his early-thirties, attired in surgical blues, having just come to work after a session in an inner-city gym. A cup of Starbucks in one hand, his iPhone in the other. At his sides, a perfectly sculpted blonde nurse and gorgeous young Asian princess intern, both with stethoscopes slung over their necks. The three heroically save half a dozen lives per shift, amongst the dramas of their personal love-lives and careers.…

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