EMRA*Cast

EMRA*Cast

The Emergency Medicine Residents' Association (EMRA) is the voice of emergency medicine physicians-in-training and the future of our specialty. EMRA*Cast is created "for Residents, by Residents."

Episodes

July 15, 2021 18 min

You crushed the written exam to become a board-certified emergency physician, and now the only thing standing between you and your ABEM certification is oral boards. How do you prep - especially for a virtual test? Host Kim Bambach, MD, reviews pearls & pitfalls with guests Krystin Miller, MD, and Jennifer Yee, DO.

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Interactions with law enforcement in the emergency department can be confusing. What are the emergency physician's legal responsibilities? How can we ensure our patients are getting quality care? Dr. Hannah Janeway, Dr. Shamsher Samra, and attorney Ji Seon Song sit down with host Kate Joyce to discuss the philosophical and practical challenges faced by emergency physicians.

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Early goal-directed therapy for fluid resuscitation in sepsis is a hotly debated and much-studied topic - and for good reason. Listen in as three emergency physicians discuss some of the landmark papers directing emergency care of these critically ill patients. Join host Dr. Ranjita Raghavan of Mount Sinai and guests Dr. Chad Meyers of Elmhurst Hospital Center and Dr. Dustin Slagle of ChristianaCare.

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Fluid resuscitation in sepsis is a hotly debated and much-studied topic - and for good reason. Listen in as three emergency physicians discuss some of the landmark papers directing emergency care of these critically ill patients. Join host Dr. Ranjita Raghavan of Mount Sinai and guests Dr. Chad Meyers of Elmhurst Hospital Center and Dr. Dustin Slagle of ChristianaCare.

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May 15, 2021 24 min

Every year thousands of clinical pearls are published in the emergency medicine FOAMed space. From podcasts, blog posts, to journal feeds - the novice EM resident is often overwhelmed by the vast amount of nuanced information these valuable resources provide. But how do you make sure you get the right content in front of your residents?

On this episode of EMRA*Cast, Drs. Benjamin Cooper, Jonathan Giordano, Catie Reynolds, and Tom F...

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Ever wonder why no one questions your opioid prescriptions, but when it comes to prescribing opioid withdrawal therapy there are miles of red tape? With legislative relief in sight, it's time to learn more about how to treat patients with substance use disorder. Find out about a new curriculum developed with a grant from SAMHSA and hear what "MAT" is meant to be.

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This topic never gets old! Whether you realize it or not, geriatrics is probably a large part of your practice, especially when it comes to high-complexity, high-acuity emergency medicine. Dr. Lauren Southerland will teach us what we can do to better care for older adults. We’ll also discuss how to get involved at the national level and how to pursue a career in geriatric EM if you want to go a step further.

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Patients who are homeless visit the emergency department more often than the general population, yet emergency physicians get minimal formal education about homelessness and the impact of housing on health. In this episode, we talk with three physicians about how we can best support our patients struggling with housing issues.

Host:  Kate Joyce, MD, MPH

Guests:

  • Richard Bryce, DO; Chief Medical Officer, Community Health and Social S...
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    In medicine, one thing you cannot avoid is giving presentations. It is both exciting and nerve-wracking to present to colleagues, attendings, and friends. Yet some doctors are extremely talented at holding captive audiences. Host Dr. Ranjita Raghavan chats with the incomparable Dr. Anand Swaminathan (aka Swami) to give us the scoop on how to make an excellent, engaging lecture in person and on Zoom.

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    March 1, 2021 25 min

    So you've got a handle on the medicine, but have you got a handle on your personal finances? Take a deep dive into financial education and learn about the most common mistakes, questions, and fears young physicians encounter with physicians/personal finance gurus Sotirios Keros and Dalton Haslam.

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    February 15, 2021 21 min

    Overview
    New to emergency medicine residency and trying to take that first step toward building your knowledge base? Maybe you're trying to optimize your study strategy? Look no further! The great thing about EM is that we LOVE medical education. Today we take a look at a variety of educational resources to help build a solid foundation of your medical/clinical knowledge.

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    Topics we cover include:

  • EM gear to bring to sh...
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    In this episode originally released in 2019, Drs. RJ Sontag and Andrew Meltzer interview fellow emergency physician Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-CA, to explore how medical students, residents, and recent grads can become advocates for their patients and their profession outside the emergency department. As EMRA's 2019 Congressional Health Policy Fellow, Dr. Sontag worked with Dr. Ruiz on Capitol Hill to turn medical and policy res...

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    The emergency medicine job market has been tight this year, there's no doubt. COVID has caused some groups and hospitals to cut back or even lay off EM physicians. So what's a resident or fellow to do? In this episode, host Kate Joyce, MD, MPH, gets a few perspectives on the job landscape from Washington Post reporter Ben Guarino, US Acute Care Solutions chief clinical recruiting officer Travis Ulmer, MD, FACEP, and NYU/Bel...

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    Host: Dr. Isaac Agboola, MD, MS

    Guest: Dr. Sheryl Heron, MD, MDP, FACEP
    Assistant Dean of Medical Education and Student Affairs at Emory University School of Medicine 
    Vice Chair of Administrative Affairs
    Professor of Emergency Medicine

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    Drs. Agboola and Heron discuss the intricacies of cognitive bias and cultural competency and the role it plays in the emergency department. They discuss ways that individuals and residency p...

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    Let's discuss a few hot topics: How do rising temperatures affect emergency medicine and the health of your patients? In this episode we sit down with Dr. Caitlin Rublee to discuss bugs, drugs, plants, and people. We connect the dots to show how climate change relates to social emergency medicine and what we can do as leaders to engage in health policy and take action to protect our patients!

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  • Climate change affects b...
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    Guest: Jess Mason, MD, FACEP, director of the Medical Education Fellowship at UCSF-Fresno and deputy editor of EM:RAP, EM:RAP HD videos, and creator of EM:RAP’s C3

    Hosts: Ranjita Raghavan, MD, of The Mount Sinai Hospital EM Residency, and Shreyans Sanghvi, DO, of Northwell Zucker School of Medicine (North Shore/LIJ) 

    Overview
    Emergency medicine offers an exciting yet staggering number of career paths. In this episode, we explore wha...

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    In part 2 of her interview with Dr. Haney Mallemat, Dr. Jessie Werner finds out how to manage the ventilator in the ED and reviews some real-life cases with Haney!

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    As Emergency Medicine physicians we’re tasked with taking care of the sickest of the sick, often before we even have a diagnosis to clarify the clinical picture. Stabilizing critically ill patients may require placing a definitive airway and providing hemodynam...

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    EMRA*Cast host Dr. Shreyans Sanghvi takes a deep dive on the history, current practice, and future direction of cardiac arrest management and advanced resuscitation medicine with research pioneers Dr. Lance Becker and Dr. Sam Parnia.

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    Each year hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from cardiac arrest out of the hospital. CPR has been a core tenet in the rescue algorithm for patients in cardiac arrest, but how do we tran...

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    Dr. Jeremy Berberian joins EMRA*Cast with Alex Kaminsky to delve deeper into the pathophysiology and electrical findings associated with diagnoses such as WPW, Brugada and ARVD.

    Lumps and Bumps: Can't-Miss Diagnoses in Syncope 

    Host: Alex Kaminsky

    Guest: Jeremy Berberian, MD

  • Associate Director of Resident Education, ChristianaCare
  • Editor-in-chief: EMRA EKG Guide, EMRA Ortho Guide, and the upcoming Emergency ECGs: Case-Based Revi...
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    Do you ever get overwhelmed with all the ED analgesic options? In part 2 on ED Pain Management, Dr. Sergey Motov helps break things down, reviewing a few cases and finishing with Sergey’s 10 Commandments of ED Pain Management.

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    Sergey's 10 Commandments of ED Pain Management

  • Titrate opioids regardless of initial dosing regimen: weight-based, fixed, or nurse-initiated.
  • Use alternatives (to IV) routes of analgesic ...
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