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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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Dec 20, 2019

Are we calling burnout by the right name? Some would say no, we should call it 'moral injury' because what we see happening in modern medical practice can be antithetical to our core values. In this episode, ZDoggMD is our guest as we examine moral injury, as well as dealing with the EHR, stress, universal health...


Nov 30, 2019

What does emergency medicine have in common with astronautics? A lot, it turns out. Dan Mccollum and Rob break down the skills learned by International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield as explained in his autobiography An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth.

 

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Nov 6, 2019

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2020, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for EM residents...


Oct 3, 2019

Should we admit medical mistakes? Most risk managers (and med mal attorneys) might say no, but Dr. Peter Smulowitz says that’s the wrong thinking. Admitting errors can be good for patients and good for us.

 

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Aug 27, 2019

This is the keynote address from Essentials of Emergency Medicine 2019. Transcript below...

 

There are moments in this job that are glorious ... magnificent.   The great save, a moment of kindness, and unexpected show of gratitude, nailing a difficult procedure or diagnosis. There are times that this job will make you...