Rob Orman

Deceptively tall. Podcaster to the stars.

Deceptively tall. Podcaster to the stars.

Should I give bicarbonate in DKA?

Should I give bicarbonate to DKA patients with severe acidemia? I’ve certainly been admonished for NOT doing it. The reason for withholding bicarb has been that I’ve heard that it doesn’t help and may actually be a bad idea. I can’t say the action (or inaction) was based on a deep understanding.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Bicarb_DKA_ERCast.mp3 Direct …

The White Coat Investor Speaks

  The White Coat Investor (AKA Jim Dahle, MD) talks student loans, debt, investing, philanthropy, investment philosophy, and investment strategies for different stages of your career. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/The_White_Coat_Investor_ERCast.mp3 Direct Download   Key Links from this episode Essentials of Emergency Medicine The White Coat Investor website White Coat Investor book Subscribe to ERcast in iTunes   When …

How to master CPR

EMS director and CPR aficionado Bill Reed gives a primer on High Performance CPR. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/How_you_should_do_CPR.mp3 Direct Download   High Performance CPR core principles Rate = 110 (100-120). Metronome set at 110. Depth = 2.0-2.5 inches. Full recoil (no leaning). Focus on rate & depth. Listen for 15 second countdown warning of upcoming compressor switch. Change …

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 …