Month: September 2016

The Upset Patient Protocol

We’re not trained in conflict resolution, but angry patients are a reality in any practice. Listening and empathy can go a long way in this situation. Dike Drummond, a.k.a. The Happy MD, give a step by step strategy for engaging with upset patients. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/upset_patient_ercast.output.mp3 Direct Download   Links mentioned in this show Link to detailed …

The Stroke Consult

In this episode… Step by step instructions on how to consult a neurologist on patients with acute stroke-like symptoms http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Stroke_Consult.output.mp3 Direct Download When you are calling a consultant, whatever the specialty, what are you really doing? You are presenting an argument, making a case for what you think should be done, or making the best …

Airway Strategery

Scott Weingart from EMCRIT guest stars in this episode to discuss his approach to two challenging airway cases. The common theme is ketamine and semi-awake intubation (or at least maintaining breathing while inserting the laryngoscope). http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/2_tough_airway_cases.output.mp3 Direct download   Mentioned in this episode Rapid sequence awake intubation Rapid Sequence Awake Intubation by EMCRIT Use something …