How often do you see patients who tell you they are having a sinus headache need antibiotics. There are so many things wrong with that, not the least of which is the antibiotics part, but ….what about the cause of the headache in the first place? Direct Download Podcast Is this headache a migraine? […]
An unruly, intoxicated and violent patient rolls into the ED. The situation and the patient are both in need of control. How do you go manage the situation?
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. Direct Download This Podcast Interested in a truly […]
Cardiac arrest. It seems so easy. Just follow the algorithm on the reference card, and all cardiac arrest issues will be solved. The truth is that codes can be messy, chaotic and scattered. On this episode of ERcast, we hear from the RAGE podcast experts on how to take control of the room and run […]
Which is more effective for pain and fever control: Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen? Should a patient in the emergency department with upper GI pain be started on an H2 blocker or a proton pump inhibitor? Special guest Anand ‘The Swami’ Swaminathan from EM Lyceum joins ERCast to explore these and many more medical quagmires. Direct Download […]
Interview with hematologist Dr. Tom Deloughery about a smattering of clotting quagmires…Superficial Thrombophlebitis, Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism, Calf Vein DVT, Clotted PICC Lines, Starting (loading) dose of warfarin, low molecular weight heparin, widowmaker clots. Direct Download Quandary 1. Recurrent pulmonary embolism Your patient is on warfarin, INR is therapeutic and has another PE. What do you […]