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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 8, 2017

What gives you fulfillment in your job? If you know it, do you make purposeful choices to keep pointed in that direction?

 


Finding the Joy

Dec 8, 2017

What gives you fulfillment in your job? If you know it, do you make purposeful choices to keep pointed in that direction?

 


Dec 6, 2017

Little things can make a big difference when it comes to running a code. EMS director and CPR aficionado Bill Reed gives a primer on High Performance CPR.

 

High Performance CPR core principles

  • Rate = 110 (100-120).
  • Metronome set at 110.
  • Depth = 2.0-2.5 inches.
  • Full recoil (no leaning).
  • Focus on rate & depth.
  • Listen...


Nov 27, 2017

In this episode

  • When is showering OK after stitches?
  • What type of ointment should be placed on a laceration to promote healing?
  • Is there an advantage to using antibiotic ointment over petroleum jelly on a non infected laceration?
  • How much of an extensor tendon needs to be cut for you to either repair it yourself or...


Nov 23, 2017

Every year on Thanksgiving I call up a few friends, usually different people each year, and tell them I am thankful for their friendship. Why do I do this? Is it for them, for them to get a warm glow of being appreciated? Not really, but that’s a nice extra effect. The goal of it is for me, to act as a reminder of...