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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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Nov 7, 2018

Hyperkalemia is one of, if not the most, common electrolyte abnormalities we see. But much of what we do in treatment is what someone told us to do when we were young learners. In this episode we debunk hyperkalemia myths and discuss an evidence based approach to management. For more great content check out 


Nov 1, 2018

Corey Slovis, MD from Essentials of EM 2016 breaking down when to call a prehospital code, and when to keep the resus going.Check it out https://www.essentialsofem.com/


Oct 8, 2018

A first hand account of the emergency department response to the 2017 Las Vegas strip shooting that left 59 dead and over 800 wounded. Discussion of preparation with 20 minutes warning, how to keep patients flowing as they enter the hospital as well as once they’re in the treatment area, effective triage, critical...


Sep 4, 2018

Britt Long, MD and Rob Orman, MD discuss emergency department management of patients with complications of cirrhosis.


Aug 6, 2018

  • Few patients are more challenging in the ED than the asthmatic in extremis who is recalcitrant to standard therapy.  Asthma is different than other causes of severe respiratory distress.  And there are different forms of asthma as well.

  • Besides cricoid pressure, magnesium, and slowing down ventilations, how else...