Emergency Medicine Cases 2017-01-13T13:47:34+00:00

Journal Jam 11 Post Contrast Acute Kidney Injury – PCAKI

Lauren Westafer joins Justin Morgenstern, Rory Spiegel and Anton Helman in a deep dive discussion on the world's literature on Post Contrast Acute Kidney Injury (PCAKI) in this Journal Jam podcast. Hospitals continue to insist on time consuming, and potentially dangerous protocols for administration of fluids to patients with renal dysfunction prior to CT IV contrast despite the lack of evidence that Contrast Induced Nephropathy (CIN) even exists. Would you choose a different imaging modality if your radiologist suggested that a patient with renal dysfunction who required a CT with IV contrast should forgo the contrast risking a missed diagnosis?

Rapid Reviews Videos on Oncologic Emergencies

The EM Cases Rapid Reviews Videos library is growing! You might have had trouble remembering all the details of Episode 33 Oncologic Emergencies from a few years back with Joel Yaphe and John Foote. But don't fret! In this short video Nick Clarridge reviews the ED recognition, diagnosis and management of the often elusive Oncologic Emergencies including Febrile Neutropenia, SVC syndrome, Tumor Lysis Syndrome, Hyperviscosity Syndrome, hypercalcemia and more...

Episode 103 Preventing Burnout and Promoting Wellness in Emergency Medicine

Burnout – it’s the elephant in the room that we all know about but prefer not to discuss. Yet according to a 2013 Medscape survey, 40% of physicians reported burnout in U.S. In this episode, Sara Gray and Chris Trevelyan present an honest approach to preventing burnout and promoting wellness, outlining strategies both at the individual and systems levels. They explain why wellness matters, how you can strive to achieve it and how to recognize when you or a colleague are unwell so that you can get the help you need...

Best Case Ever 63 Failing Up after Medical Error

Dr. Sarah Gray tells us the story of her worst case ever and what she learned from it. About 50% of North American physicians involved in a serious medical error report increased anxiety for future errors, decreased confidence in their job, decreased job satisfaction, insomnia, PTSD, panic disorder – the list goes on. Dr. Gray shares how and why many of us react to medical error - the embarrassment, the shame, the guilt and sense of failure. She then explains the notion of acceptance that we all fail, that perfection is a myth, and how she learned that "failing up" after of the most difficult case of her career is the best choice after making a medical error...

Episode 102 GI Bleed Emergencies Part 2

In Part 2 of our two part podcast on GI Bleed Emergencies Anand Swaminathan and Salim Rezaie kick off with a discussion on the evidence for benefit of various medications in ED patients with upper GI bleed. PPIs, somatostatin analogues such as Octreotide, antibiotic prophylaxis and prokinetics have varying degrees of benefit, and we should know which ones to prioritize. We then discuss the usefulness of the Glasgow-Blatchford and Rockall scores for risk stratification and disposition of patient with upper GI bleeds and hit it home with putting it all together in a practical algorithm. Enjoy!

EM Cases Survey

Up to now Anton and The EM Cases Team have been developing the EM Cases resources based on informal feedback, flashes of inspiration and brainstorming sessions. It's time for an official survey so that we can make EM Cases the best that it can be for your learning - the scientific way. Five minutes of your time will mean a whole world of benefit for you and your colleagues - the thousands of EM Cases listeners - and you will be automatically eligible for a free Kindle Paperwhite...