Extended Walk Test: Help Your Patients Discharge Themselves

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Dr. Thurow, veteran emergency physician at Tertiary Hospital has been credited with developing a revolutionary test that is redefining what it means to practice emergency medicine: the extended walk test or eWALK.

Dr. Thurow recalls the case that inspired development of this advanced physical exam maneuver. “EMS brought in a febrile 67 year old male complaining of tearing chest pain, dark stools, urinary retention, a pulseless limb, and the worst headache of his life. My shift was ending in 30 minutes and after reading the triage note I knew that it wouldn’t be worthwhile to explore all of these vague problems.”


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