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ERCAST

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

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Apr 13, 2019

Patients with infected ureteral stones present a true medical emergency. I very well may be obvious what's going on but, often, it's not so clear. Maybe the patient has no fever but a few white cells in the urine, or maybe they look sick but have a negative UA. In this wide-ranging discussion, we interview urologist...


Mar 11, 2019

From Essentials of Emergency Medicine NYC 2017, Reuben Strayer explains how the pulse ox might be the most useful bit of tech in the ED.

 

Pearls:

  • The pulse ox waveform is an excellent indicator of mechanical heart rate and peripheral perfusion.

 

  • For patients  breathing room air, pulse oximetry can be used to...


Feb 11, 2019

Not all post tonsillectomy bleeds are created equal, and not all portend decompensation into hemorrhagic shock (though some do). Emergency physician Gene Hern and ENT surgeon Clay Finley give their thoughts on approach and management.  


Jan 7, 2019

Managing frostbite is both simple and complex. It's been around since human skin met the cold but  research within the past few decades and even the past few years has dramatically changed how we care for  thermal cold injury. in this episode, frostbite expert and burn surgeon Dr. Anne Wagner discusses frostbite...