EMplify by EB Medicine

EMplify by EB Medicine

Take a deeper dive into our peer-reviewed emergency medicine content with the EMplify podcast. Join hosts Sam Ashoo, MD and T.R. Eckler, MD for educational, conversational reviews of current evidence guaranteed to help you make your best clinical decisions. Each high-yield episode gives you practical, time-tested guidance from practicing emergency medicine clinicians and subject-matter experts. Listen and learn!

Episodes

June 12, 2024 44 mins

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD and T.R. Eckler, MD interview Corey Hazekamp, MD, MS, one of authors of the June 2024 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Managing Emergency Department Patients With Opioid Use Disorder

Current State of Opioid Epidemic

  • Overview of overdose deaths and trends.
  • Data and statistics about opioid overdose mortality rates.
  • Three Waves of Opioid Overdose Deaths in the U.S.

Opioid Classifications and Urin...

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In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD interviews Rob Orman, MD, founder of Orman Physician Coaching, about routine examination of our careers in emergency medicine.

  • Understanding Career Cycles and Embracing Change
  • The Importance of Career Reflection and Making Trades
  • Navigating Career Satisfaction and Preventing Burnout
  • Proactive Career Management and Reflection Strategies
  • Exploring Career Alternatives and Rediscovering Joy in Medicine
  • Bala...
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In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD and T.R. Eckler, MD interview Reuben J. Strayer, MD, author of the May 2024 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Current Concepts in Ketamine Therapy in the Emergency Department

  • Diving Into Ketamine Use in Emergency Medicine
  • Understanding Ketamine: From Origins to Emergency Use
  • Exploring the Ketamine Brain Continuum
  • Ketamine Dosing and Administration Techniques
  • Combining Ketamine with Neuroleptic Medic...
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In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD interviews Ashley A. Foster, MD, Bijan Ketabchi, MD, MPH and Jennifer A. Hoffmann, MD, MS on the March 2024 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Evaluation and Management of Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Children in the Emergency Department

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In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD and T.R. Eckler, MD discuss the April 2024 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Brief Resolved Unexplained Events: Practical Evaluation and Management in the Emergency Department

  • Introduction
  • The Evolution of BRUE
  • Understanding BRUE Guidelines
  • The Importance of Pre-Hospital Care in BRUE Cases
  • Investigating the Event: Questions to Ask
  • Medical and Family History: Key Factors
  • Environmental and Soc...
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March 1, 2024 50 mins

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD and T.R. Eckler, MD discuss the March 2024 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Emergency Department Evaluation and Management of Constipation

Prevalence and Impact

Understanding the Causes

Medications That Can Cause Constipation

Dealing with Fecal Impaction

Understanding Stercoral Colitis

Pre-Hospital Care

ED History and Physical Exam

Diagnostic Studies and Imaging

  • X-Ray
  • CT Scans
  • Advanced Testing

Treatm...

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In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD interviews Paul Aronson, MD, MHS, one of the authors of the February 2024 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Febrile Infants Aged ≤60 Days: Evaluation and Management in the Emergency Department

Guideline Changes

Pathophysiology

Etiology and Definitions

Prehospital Care

ED History and Physical

  • Diagnostic StudiesAge 0-21 Days
  • Age 22-28 Days
  • Age 29-60 Days

Lumbar Puncture

Viral Testing

Urina...

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February 1, 2024 71 mins

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and T.R. Eckler MD interview Nick Harrison, MD and Daniel Brenner, MD, two of the authors of the February 2024 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Emergency Department Management of Patients With Right Heart Failure

  • Pathophysiology
  • Presenting Symptoms
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Specific Acute Causes
  • PE
  • Sepsis
  • RVMI
  • Read more
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In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, interviews Vasisht Srinivasan, MD, FACEP one of the authors of the December 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice EXTRA article, Emergency Department Management of Stroke in Pregnant and Postpartum Patients



  • Epidemiology
  • Evidence
  • Causes
  • Risk Factors
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Prehospital Care
  • ED History and Physical Exam
  • Labs
  • Imaging
  • ED BP Management
  • Specific Ischemic Stroke Therapies
  • Specific Hemorrhagic Stroke Ther...
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January 2, 2024 46 mins

In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the January 2024 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Management of Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections in the Emergency Department, and the January 2024 Evidence Based Urgent Care article on Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Diagnosis and Management in the Urgent Care Setting.

UTI

Epidemiology and Nomenclature

Prehospital Care

ED History and Physical Exam

...
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    December 1, 2023 66 mins

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the December 2023 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Management of Pediatric Toxic Ingestions in the Emergency Department.

    Need help now? Call the Poison Help Line at: 1‑800‑222‑1222

    Epidemiology

    Prehospital Care

    ED History and Physical Exam

    Diagnostic Studies

    • Labs
    • EKG
    • Imaging
    • Urine Toxicology Testing

    Treatment

    • Hemodialysis
    • Activated Charcoal
    • Whole Bowel Irrigat...
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    November 1, 2023 66 mins

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the November 2023 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Pediatric Diabetes: Management of Acute Complications in the Emergency Department and some of the highlights from the other EB Medicine articles published in November.

    Epidemiology

    Differential diagnosis

    Prehospital care

    ED history and physical exam

    Diagnostic studies

    • Point of care testing
    • Labs
    • Imaging

    Treat...

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    October 2, 2023 52 mins

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the October 2023 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice article, Substance Use in Adolescents: Recognition and Management in the Emergency Department and the October 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Evidence-Based Emergency Department Management of Migraine and Other Primary Headaches

    Substance Use In Adolescents

    Epidemiology

    Risk Factors

    Differential Diagnosis

    Prehospi...

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    September 1, 2023 49 mins

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the September 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Emergency Department Management of Patients With Rectal Bleeding

    Etiology/pathophysiology

    Risk factors

    Differential diagnosis

    Prehospital care

    ED history and physical exam

    Diagnostic studies

    • Laboratory testing
    • Imaging studies

    Treatment

    • Transfusion
    • Coagulation reversal
    • Embolization

    Special Populations

    • Pediatrics
    • ...
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    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, interview Al Sacchetti, MD, about the August 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Evidence-Based Management of Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department

    Etiology/pathophysiology

    Risk factors

    Differential diagnosis

    Prehospital care

    ED history and physical exam

    Diagnostic scoring systems

    Pregnant patients 

    Diagnostic studies

    • ECG
    • D-Dimer
    • Troponin & BNP
    • Chest x-ray
    • CT 
    • V/Q scans
    • MRI
    • ...
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    July 5, 2023 59 mins

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the July 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Diagnosing and Treating Pericarditis and Myocarditis in the Emergency Department

    Epidemiology

    Nomenclature

    Etiology

    Differential diagnosis

    Prehospital care

    ED history and physical

    Diagnostics

    • ECG
    • Labs
    • Imaging (X-ray, CT, US, MRI)

    Treatment 

    Special populations

    • COVID-19
    • Athletes
    • MIS-C

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    June 1, 2023 69 mins

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the June 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article, Hypertensive Emergencies: Guidelines and Best Practice Recommendations

    Epidemiology

    Etiology

    Differential diagnosis

    Prehospital care

    History and physical 

    Diagnostics

    Treatment

    • Acute decompensated heart failure
    • Acute ischemic stroke
    • Acute coronary syndrome
    • Intracerebral hemorrhage
    • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
    • Aortic dissection
    • Hypertensiv...
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    May 3, 2023 53 mins

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the May 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article on Emergency Department Management of Gastrointestinal Foreign Body Ingestion

    Epidemiology

    Etiology - types of ingestions

    Anatomy - common locations by age

    • Food impaction
    • Sharp objects
    • Button batteries
    • Magnets
    • Colorectal foreign bodies

    Prehospital care

    History and Physical

    Imaging

    Expectant management

    Endoscopic removal

    Non-endosc...

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    April 13, 2023 53 mins

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, talks with Rob Orman, MD, founder of Orman Physician Coaching, about longevity in emergency medicine.

    

    • Personal foundation 
    • Regular check-ins
    • Becoming an expert in… 
    • Job stress
    • Living beneath your means
    • Recharging and shift work
    • Bad outcomes
    • Physician lounge
    • Learning to say no
    • Set a reminder

    More at Orman Physician Coaching 

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    Announcements: 

    The interactive Clinical Pathways have launched and they are available for free! 

    In this episode, Sam Ashoo, MD, and TR Eckler, MD, discuss the March 2023 Emergency Medicine Practice article on Emergency Department Management of Infective Endocarditis-Associated Stroke

    Epidemiology

    Pathophysiology

    Populations at Risk

    Complications

    • Intracranial hemorrhage
    • Aneurysms
    • Heart block

    Prehospital Care

    ED History and Examinati...

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