Robert Donovan, M.D., FACEP, is an emergency physician working at a busy Level II Trauma Center in California’s Central Valley. He obtained his medical degree in Alabama before moving out west. In prior years, Robert has served as an EMS medical director and ED medical director. Currently, Robert is the medical director of PHI California, an air ambulance program, and still works full-time in the ER. Robert has a broad background in both pre-hospital and hospital medicine. To contact Robert, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FULL LIST OF Robert Donovan RESULTS
Resuscitation in paradise–
With limited resources, you must adapt and overcome
Anaphylaxis in the MRI scanner–
Several studies that review death from anaphylaxis say delay in administering epinephrine equates with increasing mortality.
Sitting by the bed: The final task in emergency medicine–
For those who work in emergency medicine, the focus is almost always on the hard work of preserving life. Some of the hardest tasks, though, require the least action.
Knee dislocation: Lessons for EMS–
The knee is one of the more amazing joints of the body; it is comprised of bone, ligaments and cartilage, with some nerve innervation
Ectopic pregnancies: What medics should know–
A 24 yr. old female standing in line at a store begins to feel a little weak and tired. In a few moments, she began sweating, her vision dimmed, and the next thing she remembers is a crowd of people standing over her.
Medic Alert: Not just a bracelet anymore–
What can these bracelets do other than alert you to a patient's allergy?
'Quick-death' disease lessons–
In both the prehospital arena of EMS, as well as in the ED, we seem to give a great amount of attention to a select few diseases
Preventing summer drownings–
For children under the age of 14, drowning is the second leading cause of trauma deaths nationwide
Jail or ER: An easy choice for drunks–
What is the motivation behind the policy of bringing intoxicated people into the ER?
Joining the 'winds of change': STEMI and EMS–
Cooperation is key in coronary treatments
The Tale of the Gasping Baby–
Resolving pediatric airway obstructions
Why ambulance abuse happens and how to fix it–
Real solutions will take guts and time to implement, but are well worth considering
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