Author: Tad

  • Abruptio Placentae



    The nurse called me into the room. A thirty-year-old woman had come in by ambulance. She told the nurse she was four months pregnant and had suddenly started to bleed heavily from her vagina. She was not having a lot of pain. When I walked in the room, she was lying on the gurney in…

  • Yellow and Blue Bags

    When the helicopters come in, they frequently have short blue straps on their boards. I have been saving them up and finally came up with some bags using them. The yellow-crossed bag looks like a Swedish flag!          

  • Typical Evening in the Emergency Department



    When I tell people I work in the emergency department, they usually think first of taking care of injuries. Trauma is only a small part of what I do. One night, I printed out the ED census, listing all the patients in our ED at that time. Here is a review of that list which…

  • End Cut Bag

    The end of each strap is folded back and sewn to itself. When I had collected enough ends from black and orange straps, I formed them into a bag made entirely of the ends. Check it out!

  • Maple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

      Recipe from: San Jose Mercury News Serving Size: 60   Ingredients: 3  1/2 cups flour, 15.75 oz 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup butter 2 cups brown sugar 2/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 cup real maple syrup 4 teaspoons vanilla 3  1/2 cup…

  • Tad’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Serving Size: 72 Ingredients: 1 cup shortening 1 cup butter, softened 1  1/2 cups sugar 1  1/2 cups brown sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 eggs 3 cups flour, 14.5 ounces 2 teaspoons soda 1  1/2 tsp cinnamon 3 cups oats, 9.5 ounces 4 cups chocolate chips Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Cream…

  • Basic Orange Bag

    These represent the basic bag that is designed for groceries, My wife uses one to take her stuff to and from work.

  • Swallowers



    We have a couple of swallowers who are frequenting our ED recently. One is in the inpatient psychiatric unit at our hospital. The other is in a closed psychiatric facility in the community. They both are very crazy and act out by swallowing anything and everything they can get a hold of. This usually leads…