Caring for Autistic Patients

If you’ve ever cared for an autistic patient, I suspect you have seen that there are stress points for you, the patient, the family, staff… everyone involved. A medical facility, especially a hospital or emergency department, is an extremely challenging environment for someone with autism. As medical providers, we have little to no training in …

Precise communication

Have you ever watched a volleyball game and seen the ball fall between two players? What happened there? It was probably inadequate or insufficient communication as to who was going to make the play. The same thing happens in almost every professional arena: mistakes are made because of poor communication. In this episode we discuss …

Getting Sued

This is not an easy episode. It’s not easy because a doctor gets named in a lawsuit, a patient has a bad outcome, and it openly discusses some of the systems failures we have in medicine. If that’s enough to turn you off, close the page and go about your day. You’ll probably be happier …

Peeing Blood and the Pesky Erection

Emergency management of priapism, hematuria, and interstitial cystitis are discussed with urologist Brian Shaffer. Warning: the following program contains graphic descriptions of medical procedures. Listener discretion is advised. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/bloody_urine_and_the_pesky_erection_ercast.output.mp3 Direct Download Stuff Adam and Rob have discovered recently and are really digging Rob Dermastent Bounce Bars esp the Cacao Mint. Super tasty and efficient nutrition balls …