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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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Oct 30, 2017

What is your real motivation when making medical decisions? Is it 'what's in the patient's best interest' or is it 'what will keep me from getting sued'? The reflexive answer is, of course,  the former, but if you really do some soul-searching, there's probably a bit of the latter as well. In this episode,...


Oct 23, 2017

Have you ever watched a volleyball game and seen the ball fall between two players? What happened there? It was probably inadequate or insufficient communication as to who was going to make the play. The same thing happens in almost every professional arena: mistakes are made because of poor communication. In...


Oct 20, 2017

A day late and a dollar short, but here it is, the Ercast summer Journal Club. As per usual, boy genius Adam Rowh, MD is in the house to give his take on the medical literature. In this episode, we discuss

  • Cervical spine clearance in the intoxicated patient (can you remove the collar if they have a negative CT?)
  • Is...