Episode 18: GI Toxicology

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In Episode 18, we take a look at the ingestions and insertions - both accidental and not - that make their way into the GI tracts of your patients.  This is by no means a comprehensive review of all things toxicology that can affect the GI system.  Rather, we focus on ingestions, foreign bodies, and whether or not GI decontamination actually helps.  

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Episode 17: Important Topics in Emergency Ophthalmology

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In this episode, Dan Kaminstein is back to talk emergency ophthalmology.  Dan talks with Dr. Emory Patterson, a community ophthalmologist from Athens Georgia.  Drs. Kaminstein and Patterson both did their residencies in EM and Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Georgia.  Just remember, vision, pupils, and pressure!

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New EM Residents, Attendings, and Dogmalysis

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There is a bunch out there in social media and FOAMed lately about "dogmalysis," or the idea that some of the things we do have no evidence base, and should not be done.  But new EM residents and new EM attendings may want to take some of this content with a grain of salt.  

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Episode 16: Are you sure you want that scan?

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We have all answered that call from radiology or from our radiology techs.  In this episode, we talk about the myths and truths behind the use of oral contrast in the ED, ED imaging in pregnancy, and contrast induced nephropathy.  

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What is being an Emergency Physician really like?

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There's more to being an Emergency Physician and Resident than board knowledge and learning procedures.  Each patient we care for provides us with a host of learning opportunities, and our job is more than just the medicine.  So what does it really take to be an EP?

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Episode 15: The Seven Deadly Sins - Common US Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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As a graduate of 12 years of Catholic school, I learned about (and committed most of) the 7 deadly sins.  I spend much of my time now teaching residents ultrasound, and reviewing their images.  In the 7 major US categories (AAA, Biliary, Cardiac, FAST, OB, Renal, and Vascular Access), I have noticed there are common mistakes most novices make.  So what are these 7 Deadly US Sins, and how can we avoid them?

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