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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 …

Sepsis Demystified

What is sepsis? Even the world’s experts can’t agree on what it means.  Is it infection plus organ dysfunction? That’s how surviving sepsis defines it. Is it infection with a whole body inflammatory respoinse? That’s how Wikipedia defines it. Is it two or more SIRS criteria plus infection?  All of these overlap in a Venn diagram …

The Brain on Ketamine

Reuben Strayer from empdates.com is our guest to discuss proper dosing of ketamine. Take home message: At very low dose, you get analgesia with minimal effect on perception and emotion. At a very high dose, you’re going to get dissociation. In between high and low doses, you don’t know what kid of response you’re going to get. …

Torsades De Pointes

Torsades de pointes is very bad.  It easily degenerates into Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) and that’s sudden cardiac death.  How many cases of torsades have you seen in your career? Are your ready for it when you see it? Let’s see, there’s magnesium…uh, and then I seem to recall that drug isoproterenol (that I’ve never used) …

Mel Herbert and the Mouse Plague

Mel Herbert is arguably the most influential medical educator of our time. He sat down with ERCast to discuss… His early life in the Australian Outback Mouse plagues Immigrating to the United States How EM RAP got started Foolyboo This Won’t Hurt a Bit Supreme Court Briefing Talking Tesla http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Mel_Herbert_This_Wont_Hurt_A_Bit_ERCast.output.mp3 Direct Download