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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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Dec 6, 2014

An unexpected podcast with Dr. Dike Drummond, otherwise known as The Happy MD.

Dike coaches physicians through the stressful aspects of medical practice and has written a book on working though BURNOUT: Burnout Prevention Matrix

In this show

  • How to be an effective educator.
    • Effective teaching isn't about...


Nov 29, 2014

The way we learn to manage pulseless electrical activity (PEA) from the Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is a mockery wrapped up in a sham. The mnemonic is cumbersome and the treatment (such as CPR for all, empiric epinephrine) is not always appropriate for a patient with normal electrical activity and a...


Nov 6, 2014

What's it like to be an emergency physician? Take a look inside the psyches of ED docs from around the planet.

So, you want to be an ER doctor. What does that mean? Is it even possible to understand the reality of life as a full time emergency physician when you make the leap of faith on Match day?...


Oct 21, 2014

Legal analyst Gunnar Schwartzbaum (nom de plume) joins the show to talk about the legal ramifications of quarantine and isolation orders.

In this episode

  • What to do if a patient with suspected Ebola wants to leave the hospital against medical advice.
  • What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
  • How...


Oct 2, 2014

It’s well accepted that the window for acute atrial fibrillation cardioversion of atrial fibrillation ends at  48 hours post onset. We did a whole episode on that very point.  The 48 hour window is now being challenged by the biggest study to date looking on  this topic.

Time to Cardioversion for Acute Atrial...