A focused discussion on the questions, quagmires and known unknowns we face everyday in the emergency department.
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Each episode of Ercast covers a single issue and tries to tease out all the relevant elements that affect your practice without overstuffing your frontal cortex. It’s for physicians and anyone interested in a bare bones look at emergency care.

Chemical Takedown

Art of the Chemical Takedown

An unruly, intoxicated and violent patient rolls into the ED. The situation and the patient are both in need of control. How do you go manage the situation?

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Psychology of the Difficult Airway

Rich Levitan, pioneer in airway management, talks about operator stress response in the difficult airway. Referenced in this discussion: The laryngeal handshake,  books On Combat and Warrior Mindset. Rich offers several courses including the one of a kind Practical Emergency Airway Management Course and the Advanced Airway Endoscopy Course in Yellowstone. Direct Download This Podcast Interested in a truly […]

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How to run a code

Cardiac arrest. It seems so easy. Just follow the algorithm on the reference card, and all cardiac arrest issues will be solved. The truth is that codes can be messy, chaotic and scattered. On this episode of ERcast, we hear from the RAGE podcast  experts on how to take control of the room and run […]

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Acetaminophen vs Ibuprofen. Which works better?

Which is more effective for pain and fever control: Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen? Should a patient in the emergency department with upper GI pain be started on an H2 blocker or a proton pump inhibitor? Special guest Anand ‘The Swami’ Swaminathan from EM Lyceum joins ERCast to explore these and many more medical quagmires.   Direct Download […]

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Superficial Thrombophlebitis and other clotting quagmires

Interview with hematologist Dr. Tom Deloughery about a smattering of clotting quagmires…Superficial Thrombophlebitis, Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism, Calf Vein DVT, Clotted PICC Lines, Starting (loading) dose of warfarin, low molecular weight heparin, widowmaker clots. Direct Download Quandary 1. Recurrent pulmonary embolism Your patient is on warfarin, INR is therapeutic and has another PE. What do you […]

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ERCast Hall of Fame

The 4th anniversary of ERcast recognizes some of the luminaries who have helped and inspired me since the show’s inception. Direct Download