Specializes in Oncology, Home Health, Patient Safety. Has 20 years experience.
This case study was suggested by a reader. A homeless man is brought to the ER by the local police after he is found sitting at a bus stop with a bloody rag pressed to his left knee. The temperature outside is 32° F and the man is only wearing a light jacket. The officer says, “This guy is nuts. He does everything I do - he mimics me. I thought maybe it was something to do with hypothermia, but he’s all warmed up and still doing it.”