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

August 15, 2022 17 min

Disaster medicine has long focused on how to prepare for mass casualty incidents - but there are special considerations for emergency physicians to take into account in the case of terror attacks. In this episode, host Kim Bambach, MD, and Sriram Venkatesan, FAWM, discuss the niche of counterterrorism medicine with Derrick Tin, MBBS, senior fellow in Disaster and Counterterrorism Medicine at BIDMC/Harvard Medical School.

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The health care job market has been a roller coaster in recent years - especially in the nation's safety net of emergency medicine. What’s a soon-to-be-graduate to do? Host Ranjita Raghavan, MD, shares some job search pearls and perils from Saadia Akhtar, MD, FACEP, and Maria Moreira, MD, FACEP.

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Some baked-in practices in medicine don't hold up to closer inspection. This episode of EMRA*Cast turns attention to the use of sodium bicarbonate in cardiac arrest. Host Matt Dillon, MD, (@mdmd_8889) recently spoke with clinical ED pharmacist Mike Perza, PharmD, BCPS, (@pillpushermike) and Dustin Slagle, MD, regarding sodium bicarbonate use during cardiac arrest and why you might want to think twice.

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June 15, 2022 26 min

Congratulations on graduating residency! Do yourself a big favor and listen to this advice from Dr. Christina Shenvi and Dr. Nikki Binz, brought you by EMRA*Cast host Dr. Kim Bambach. Start off on the right foot with BHAG, ikigai, and proper spycraft at a new job. You got this!

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Your patient has an arterial bleed and a tenuous airway. You've got 1 unit of blood, no vent, and no hospital within hours. Welcome to the world of austere medicine. Host Kate Joyce, MD, MPH (@sceneisnotsafe) and USAF Lt Col Regan Lyon, MD, FACEP, discuss the challenges of treating patients in the most extreme scenarios. 

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Hemorrhagic shock can be tricky to manage – yet there’s no shortage of (sometimes conflicting) guidelines regarding massive transfusion. When do you make the call to activate massive transfusion protocol? How early is too early? What happens if you wait too long? Dr. Sara Crager simplifies this crucial decision-making process with EMRA*Cast host Ranjita Raghavan.

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April 29, 2022 21 min

EMRA*Cast Host Shreyans Sanghvi, DO, ventures into the abyss of life after residency to find out how to keep up your learning after training with street illusionist and veteran public speaker Salil Bhandari, MD. Completing his residency in emergency medicine at NYU Langone, Salil has trained hundreds of residents in public speaking, presentation design, and procedural competency. He is a passionate resuscitationist and educational ...

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Have you ever felt like you're spinning your wheels in your emergency department? EMRA*Cast host Kim Bambach, MD, (@KimBambach) explores how to work smarter, not harder. Guests Eric Blazar, MD (@eblazar) and Guy Carmelli, MD (@GuyCarmelli) focus on how to improve efficiency so you can spend more time on the things that made you want to go into medicine in the first place.

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On this week's episode of EMRA*Cast, host Matt Dillon, MD, (@mdmd_8889) talks to Jim Dahle, MD, FACEP (@wcinvestor) about physician finances. Now known as the White Coat Investor, Dr. Dahle shares how the school of hard knocks made him financially savvy - and able to offer advice via his book, website, and “White Coat Investor” blog.

This episode is directed at the resident and early attending.

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EMRA*Cast is talking about a range of unusual cases and thought-provoking perspectives from the February-March edition of EM Resident magazine. Join host Ranjita Raghavan, MD, and editor-in-chief Jessica Adkins Murphy, MD, to find out how a Blakemore tube featured in an LGI bleed, whether atraumatic splenic rupture is easy to spot (spoiler alert: not always), and what medical students are advocating for this year.

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The emergency department has been called an "operation existing on the edge of chaos." Join EMRA*Caster Kate Joyce (@sceneisnotsafe) and Henry Ford Hospital ED Medical Director and Vice Chair of Operations Dr. Seth Krupp as they walk that chaotic edge. We'll be talking about how EDs keep things moving and what residents interested in operations can do to get involved.

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February 1, 2022 8 min

What's the key to outstanding medical education? Host Kim Bambach, MD, showcases some pearls from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Allison Beaulieu, MD; Andrew Kendle, MD; Lauren Willoughby, MD; Ryan O'Neill, MD; and Geremiha Emerson, MD.

In our Med-Ed track, we discuss all topics related to learning and teaching EM. One way to take a deep dive into a topic is through small group learning. In this brief...

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January 15, 2022 30 min

EMRA*Cast Hosts Shreyans Sanghvi, DO, and Ranjita Raghavan, MD, explore the budding but ever-so-important field of medical journalism with emergency physician, author, and renowned public speaker Amy Faith Ho, MD, MPH. Early in her medical school days, Dr. Ho’s personal accounts of navigating the hard knocks of clerkship as a third-year medical student on an OB/GYN rotation would pave the way for a decorated career in journalism. F...

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January 1, 2022 21 min

It's the EM resident's responsibility to learn and perfect the basics of the airway - including those difficult cases. On this episode of EMRA*Cast, host Matt Dillon, MD, shares insight and 4 key lessons from Colin McCloskey, MD, board-certified in both anesthesiology critical care medicine and emergency medicine.

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'Tis the season for winter trips - and for many people (especially in this pandemic era), that means heading to the mountains. EMRA*Cast host Dr. Ranjita Raghavan brings you top-notch advice from a top-notch wilderness medicine expert, Dr. Linda Keyes. Make sure you know how to recognize and manage altitude sickness this season.

Altitude sickness and its more serious altitude-related illnesses, High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HAC...

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There are a lot of options when it comes to providing oxygenation and ventilatory support in the emergency department.  With so many non-invasive options, host Dr. Kate Joyce sits down with Dr. Jeremy Greenberg to talk about nasal cannula options that may be helpful.

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November 25, 2021 25 min

EMRA*Cast Host Shreyans Sanghvi, DO, takes us on an innovative journey with Andrew Chu, MD, PGY4 at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency and fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital's Healthcare Transformation Lab, and Leland Perice, MD, Ultrasound Fellow at Maimonides Medical Center. Their first experiences with patient codes catalyzed their drive to explore the intersection of healthcare and digital innovation. In ...

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October 15, 2021 20 min

EMRA*Cast host Matt Dillon puts MAP 65 under a microscope with sepsis researcher/CCM expert Emily Brant and EMRA CritCare Vice Chair Dustin Slagle in this #EMRACritCare + #EMRAcast journal club collab. Find out what we’re learning about the studies influencing the Surviving Sepsis campaign and critical care medicine in America. 

 

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With COVID surging, shifts in the emergency department have been rough, to say the least, and our wellness is more important than ever. This episode is all about burnout, self-compassion, and resilience - what we can do for ourselves, our patients, and each other. Host Kim Bambach gets insight from renowned wellness expert Al'ai Alvarez.

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Dr. Ranjita Raghavan and Dr. Will Flanary - better known as “Dr. Glaucomflecken” - discuss everything and anything EM residents would want to know about the world of eyes! Dr. Flanary is a full-time ophthalmologist and comedian who has gained fame on the speaking circuit and social media. In this episode of EMRA*Cast he outlines key aspects of the history and physical that your ophtho consult wants to know.

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