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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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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...


Aug 25, 2019

In this episode we discuss the elements of documenting a patient's decision-making capacity, pearls from the last month of ERcast, our new newsletter, and Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot.

 

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Jul 6, 2019

Scott Weingart and Amal Mattu are our guests as we break down the critical decision points in a case of a patient with an acute anterior STEMI and cardiogenic shock.

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Apr 13, 2019

Patients with infected ureteral stones present a true medical emergency. I very well may be obvious what's going on but, often, it's not so clear. Maybe the patient has no fever but a few white cells in the urine, or maybe they look sick but have a negative UA. In this wide-ranging discussion, we interview urologist...