Last summer I took a road trip to Canada and during the drive I listened to the book When Breath Becomes Air. That was a year ago, and I still think about that book, almost daily. When Breath Becomes Air is the autobiographical account of the final 2 years of neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi life. Paul […]
Ryan Radecki from EM Lit of Note is here to deconstruct the HEART score, utility of stress tests in low risk patients, and his approach to low risk chest pain. As a bonus, Ryan is also the wordsmith for the show notes. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Chest_pain_2016_style.mp3 Direct Download Important stuff mentioned on this show Amal Mattu’s low risk […]
A follow up to our interview with Judd Hollander on the use of Coronary CT Angiography in the emergency department. Bonus section: A measles primer http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Revenge_of_the_nerd.output.mp3 Direct Download Guest post by Rory Spiegel, A.K.A Captain Basil, A.K.A EM NERD In today’s age of Modern Medicine, we consistently favor the objective findings provided by medical technology over the […]
Bath salts (not the kind you put in the tub) and synthetic marijuana – agitated delirium, kidney failure, and death. The new drugs of abuse come with a high cost. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Bath_Salts_Podcast.output.mp3 Direct Download Leon Gussow from The Poison Review blog joins ERcast to give the low down on Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana. Links The […]
An article published Feb 27, 2012 in the British Medical Journal titled Hypnotics’ association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study is something we should know about for a few reasons. First, many of us take some form of sedative hypnotic before night shifts and second, it’s been in the news. Your patients are […]
Suicide risk assessment in the emergency department
How do we deliver the news of death? It ain’t easy, but it can be done well. Stuart Swadron from EMRAP joins us for a discussion.