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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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Jan 30, 2020

In this 10th anniversary special, GFOP Josh Russell interviews Rob and digs deep into...

  • Failing at work
  • Finding the right job (and being honest about the wrong one)
  • Top Gun
  • Origins of ERcast
  • Why Rectal Foreign Bodies was the subject of episode one
  • Advice for young doctors
  • How failing a black belt test was a pivotal...


Dec 20, 2019

Are we calling burnout by the right name? Some would say no, we should call it 'moral injury' because what we see happening in modern medical practice can be antithetical to our core values. In this episode, ZDoggMD is our guest as we examine moral injury, as well as dealing with the EHR, stress, universal health...


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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  • Sign up for the ERcast newsletter HERE
  • THIS is the newsletter discussed in today's podcast
  • If you want to...


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...