Rob Orman

Deceptively tall. Podcaster to the stars.

Deceptively tall. Podcaster to the stars.

Articles you need to know – winter edition

There’s a journal club in my living room every few months (or at least there will be – this was the first). Raconteur Adam Rowh, MD joins the show to talk the med lit we dissected by the fireside. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Articles_you_need_to_know_-_winter_edition.mp3 Direct Download Stuff in this show Prandoni, Paolo, et al. “Prevalence of pulmonary embolism among …

Mumps

It’s time for a mumps outbreak! Here is a basic primer on the very basic basics. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Mumps_ERCast.output.mp3 Direct Download   How do you get mumps?  Respiratory secretions, that guy sitting next to you on the airplane with the huge parotid gland and just sneeze in your eye. Not good. Incubation period How long does this …

Practice Changers

What were your practice changers in 2016? For me, it was Reuben Strayer’s simple phrase for when to give epinephrine in allergic reaction patients: For A, B, or C,  give E. If there is involvement of airway, breathing, or circulation, give epi. It seems simple when it’s spelled out this way, but there can be …

SassyMD

If you are on Twitter, there’s a good chance you’ve seen commentary from our guest today Sassy MD. She is a 4th year medical student and gives an unfiltered commentary on the trials and tribulations of med school, life, deciding what shoes to wear, and even the internal dialogue about her attendings. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Sassy_MD.mp3 Direct Download …

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 …

Mastering the storm

Intro: Scott Weingart explains why he meditates and how it’s like ‘kettlebells for the brain’. Main episode: Chris Hicks is a Canadian emergency physician and trauma team leader. In this episode, he gives simple practices to improve your management of an emergency department shift as well as controlling the resuscitation room in a calm, effective …

Angioedema

Does anything work to reverse angioedema? If it’s hereditary, then icatibant may do the trick. Otherwise, there’s not much out there. Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) has it’s place in angioedema lore as something that works, but the evidence in its favor is a series of case reports. Emergency physician and angioedema researcher Gentry Wilkerson gives …

REBOA 101

Are you ready for REBOA? Zaf Qasim (@emeddoc) gives the ins and outs of Resusciataitve Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/REBOA_101_ERCAST.output.mp3 Direct Download Intro Segment: Mel Herbert and I talk about our favorite podcasts as well as Mel’s new show Shabam! My Top 3: The Tim Ferriss Show, Question of the Day, Men In Blazers …