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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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Jul 25, 2017

This is not an easy episode. It's not easy because a doctor gets named in a lawsuit, a patient has a bad outcome, and it openly discusses some of the systems failures we have in medicine. If that's enough to turn you off, close the page and go about your day. You'll probably be happier for it. 

Still here? Well, here's...


Jul 2, 2017

Emergency management of priapism, hematuria, and interstitial cystitis are discussed with urologist Brian Shaffer.

Warning: the following program contains graphic descriptions of medical procedures. Listener discretion is advised. 

Stuff Adam and Rob have discovered recently and are really digging

Rob

  1. Dermastent
  2. Bounce...


Jun 24, 2017

Last summer I took a road trip to Canada and during the drive I listened to the book When Breath Becomes Air. That was a year ago, and I still think about that book, almost daily. When Breath Becomes Air is the autobiographical account of the final 2 years of neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi life. Paul was in residency, age...


Jun 21, 2017

It may be summer (in the northern hemisphere), but that doesn't mean we can talk all the goodness that was our spring journal club. As usual, Adam Rowh slayed the beer selection with a killer Scottish ale as well as these lovely articles. Enjoy....

The papers

Less is more for low back pain

Qaseem, Amir, et al....


Mar 24, 2017

Amal Mattu stops by to talk about the best way to get the most from attending (as well as giving) a lecture. Hint, it's not the the transfer of information. Amal says that lectures have one of two purposes: to persuade or  inspire.

To get the most out of attending a lecture

  • take notes
  • no more than three take...