A 63-year-old female complains of a gradual onset of weakness while cleaning as well as, fatigue, nausea and epigastric discomfort.
J. William Hayden, MD, EdD, FACEP, has practiced emergency medicine for more than 28 years in rural and urban hospitals, university medical centers, and single as well as large group practices. He's a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and holds a doctorate in education from the University of Memphis. He is also a professor of medicine at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
Jonathan Barney, BA, EMT, MS4, is a fourth year medical student at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Prior to medical school he attained his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, at San Marcos. He has more than five years’ experience in a variety of healthcare settings, including working as an EMT and as an emergency room technician at two Southern California hospitals.