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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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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...


Nov 20, 2017

If you’ve ever cared for an autistic patient, I suspect you have seen that there are stress points for you, the patient, the family, staff... everyone involved. A medical facility, especially a hospital or emergency department, is an extremely challenging environment for someone with autism. As medical providers, we...


Nov 13, 2017

Ashley Liebig is a HEMS Flight Nurse and Helicopter Rescue Specialist with Austin Travis County STAR Flight. Prior to her flight and rescue career, Ashley served in the US Army as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne Division. She is known around the world as a teacher of managing the stress response, both as...


Beating Stress and the Hot Offload with Ashley Leibig

Nov 13, 2017

Ashley Leibig is a HEMS Flight Nurse and Helicopter Rescue Specialist with Austin Travis County STAR Flight. Prior to her flight and rescue career, Ashley served in the US Army as a combat medic with the 101st Airborne Division. She is known around the world as a teacher of managing the stress response, both as...