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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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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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Mar 11, 2019

From Essentials of Emergency Medicine NYC 2017, Reuben Strayer explains how the pulse ox might be the most useful bit of tech in the ED.

 

Pearls:

  • The pulse ox waveform is an excellent indicator of mechanical heart rate and peripheral perfusion.

 

  • For patients  breathing room air, pulse oximetry can be used to...


Jan 7, 2019

Managing frostbite is both simple and complex. It's been around since human skin met the cold but  research within the past few decades and even the past few years has dramatically changed how we care for  thermal cold injury. in this episode, frostbite expert and burn surgeon Dr. Anne Wagner discusses frostbite...


Dec 2, 2018

A consensus summit with world experts and primary researchers focused on the question, “After a negative ED evaluation for ACS, is an expedited outpatient evaluation a safe alternative to admission?” Featuring Colin Kaide, MD, Mike Palacci, MD, Barbara Backus, MD, Erik Hess, MD, Ezra Amsterdam, MD, Douglas...


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/