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Welcome to ERCast, a focused discussion on the questions, quagmires and known unknowns we face everyday in the emergency department.

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Aug 6, 2018

  • Few patients are more challenging in the ED than the asthmatic in extremis who is recalcitrant to standard therapy.  Asthma is different than other causes of severe respiratory distress.  And there are different forms of asthma as well.

  • Besides cricoid pressure, magnesium, and slowing down ventilations, how else...


Jul 1, 2018

The pendulum never seems to stop swinging when it comes to the efficacy of epinephrine in cardiac arrest.  

20-25 years ago, the push was to use escalating doses of epinephrine starting at 1 mg and increasing to 3 mg, then 5 mg, and continuing at 5 mg as needed.  Some protocols started directly with 5 mg and continued...


Jun 3, 2018

Internist Neda Freyha sprinkles some IM in the ED - how to interpret TSH levels and why aspirin is no longer recommended for a-fib thromboprophylaxis.


May 4, 2018

Rob and Tom Deloughery discuss management of actively bleeding patients who have been prescribed anticoagulation medications.


Apr 30, 2018

Our guest today is Joe Polish. Unlike most guests on this show, Joe is not involved in medicine- heis one of the best known marketing minds on the planet. He is the creator of the Genius Network which is the place high level entrepreneurs go to get their next big breakthrough with access to connection, contribution,...