Tag Archives: stress

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 …

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 …

Psychology of the Difficult Airway

Rich Levitan, pioneer in airway management, talks about operator stress response in the difficult airway. Referenced in this discussion: The laryngeal handshake,  books On Combat and Warrior Mindset. Rich offers several courses including the one of a kind Practical Emergency Airway Management Course and the Advanced Airway Endoscopy Course in Yellowstone. http://traffic.libsyn.com/ercast/Psychology_of_the_difficult_airway.output.mp3 Direct Download This Podcast Interested in a …

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 …