COUGHING DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON
Chapter 1 is the quintessential bounceback case; the reason we picked it as the first case. It is a patient you love to get at 5AM, a time when your ‘night-shift’ drive reaches the intersection of empathy and apathy; a patient who is straightforward, quick, and has a condition you can do something about. It is the perfect example of a well-appearing patient who is sick.
This doctor did just that – she received an albuterol aerosol and even was re-examined. Her wheezing resolved and she was discharged. As it turns out, the seemingly benign is not always so… she unfortunately bounced back… horizontal…
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