Tag Archives: emergency department

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 …

Is Coronary CT worth it?

Should we be CAT scanning hearts in the emergency department? http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Cardiac_CT_ercast.output.mp3 Direct download Scenario: A patient presents to the emergency department¬†with chest pain. EKG and enzymes are OK. Then it’s off to get a cardiac CT – coronary arteries look clean and off they go. No admission needed, you see their anatomy right there on …

Order out of chaos

Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed at work? I sure do. Life in the emergency department is chaotic and packed with pressure from all angles. Sometimes it feels like the world is against us, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Start off your next shift on the right foot with pearls of …