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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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Jun 2, 2020

COVID-19 causes STEMI’s, arrhythmias and myocarditis?!? Emergency medicine and cardiology guru Amal Mattu, MD chats with Mizuho Morrison, DO on the cardiovascular effects of COVID-19. They discuss: the known pathophysiology of how viral infections affect the heart; Review the new consensus statement from the Society...

Apr 17, 2020

Jason Brooks, PhD is a performance coach who works with physicians, athletes, and the military, helping them develop the cognitive skills not only to operate at the highest level, but to thrive no matter what the task. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jason has been working with frontline clinicians, helping and...

Apr 13, 2020

Hematologist Tom Deloughery gives a primer on COVID-19 cytokine storm, d-dimer, DIC that leans toward thrombus, why some clots break through heparin, utility of low molecular weight heparin, and using TPA for ARDS (don’t get too excited on that one quite yet).


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  • Great advice from Loren Rauch: we should...

Apr 5, 2020

In this episode we speak with Chris Hicks, Canadian emergency physician and trauma team leader who is a master of teaching the cognitive skills of resuscitation.  Chris shares several protocols from his hospital regarding code blue and intubation in the era of COVID-19 including: the pre-brief process, communication...

Apr 2, 2020

In today’s update: New York experience with fluid restriction in COVID ARDS, prone positioning for non-intubated hypoxic patients, resetting the intubation threshold, and using ABGs. Your questions for Reuben Strayer and Patrick Reinfried. For all the previous COVID podcasts plus a bunch of other super useful stuff,