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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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Nov 6, 2019

The Essentials of Emergency Medicine (EEM) conference is in May 2020, but opportunities start NOW. This conference is one of the largest live EM educational conferences in the world with over 2,000 attendees. The conference organizers, led by Dr. Paul Jhun, are again offering an amazing opportunity for EM residents...


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...