Neurogenic Shock

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Neurogenic Shock

A trauma patient with persistent, yet unexplained hypotension may be suffering from neurogenic shock. What’s that? Anand Swaminathan joins the show to help break down the diagnosis and treatment. Register for Essentials of Emergency Medicine and get access to Essentials LA on August 27, 2015 **Correction: the original title of this post was “spinal shock” which, […]

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Night Shifts

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Night Shifts

There’s no getting around night shifts in the emergency department. Most of us work nights to some degree or another and find them less than pleasant. Are there ways to mitigate the misery? Haney Mallemat joins ERCast to discuss nightshifts and so much more…. Direct Download In this episode Finding your niche and following your passion in […]

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Chronic Pain Part 2: Medication

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Chronic Pain Part 2: Medication

This is part two of a two part series on chronic pain. Pearls: Set realistic expectations when treating patients with chronic pain. For the vast majority of patients, antidepressants are the first-line pharmacologic choice for the treatment of chronic pain. Patients who present after the acute phase of a painful condition, whether it’s 1 week or 2 […]

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Pediatric C-spine Clearance

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Pediatric C-spine Clearance

When we want to clinically clear the adult cervical spine, what do we do? We whip out a handy dandy decision instrument. Canadian C-spine? Yes! NEXUS? Boom, you betcha! But when it comes to kids, there’s just nothing out there that even resembles a prospectively validated clearance tool. We’re left with are gestalt, experience, and […]

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Scott Weingart on the State of Things

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Scott Weingart on the State of Things

Scott Weingart is a thought leader in critical care and emergency medicine medicine. His EMCrit podcast has changed the game in medical education and improved care of crucially ill patients across the planet. ERCast sat down with Scott to get his opinion on beer, medical education, FOAMed, critical care, podcasting, and life in general. DIRECT […]

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