The ERcast Podcast

Straight talk about emergency medicine with Dr. Rob Orman

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Down-to-earth clinical topics and what it really means to “work in the ED” with the legendary Rob Orman.

Manageable monthly episodes cover everything you need to know about what's current in EM, plus practice-changing information from Essentials of Emergency Medicine.

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Gannon Dudlar

Chicago, IL

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Rob always brings it back to "Ok, so what exactly do you do?" when he is interviewing people and as a community doc, I value practice over theory.

Steve Davis

Denver, CO

The content is great, and I've learned things that have helped me directly in clinical practice, from splinting to DKA. Dr. Orman covers more than just clinical medicine; he also covers lifestyle, night shifts, investing. Medicine is more than knowing pathophys and pharm--it's also about how to deal with people effectively and so much more.

Catherine Michael

Indianapolis, IN

St. Vincent Hospital

ERcast is informative, packing a lot into a short time. I enjoy the sense of camaraderie between the educators, the insider medical humor and the shared challenges that go along with practicing emergency medicine.

Cynthia Griffin

Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Medflight

Great host! Down to earth, asks the questions I'm thinking of, has a humble attitude and is funny and entertaining. It's obvious that Rob practices ED, which I appreciate since academics is nothing like community, and I need to know how to deal with patients without always having a consultant on hand.

Andrew Bonnell

I collect info from a large variety of sources, so I listen to a lot of the other stuff out there already. ERcast specifically provides guidance on not-strictly-EM/CC that I don't get elsewhere, like the anorexia nervosa or suicide risk assessment episodes. More of the human side of things.

Andy Lichtenheld

Minneapolis, MN

Hennepin County Medical Center

ERcast shaped the physician I aspired to be throughout medical school and now as a resident ERcast is like an old, trusted friend who sits down to share wisdom and knowledge that is as broad and variable as is the world of emergency medicine.

Joseph Colucci

Boston, MA

Student, Boston University School of Medicine

Rob focuses on relevant topics that aren't too hyper-technical. I've listened to the suicide risk assessment episode about a half-dozen times (all before med school!). Most importantly, Rob is a phenomenal educator who clearly puts time and effort into presenting his points effectively and engagingly. It works, and it's much appreciated.

This is the Sound of ERcast

COVID-19: Fluids, Prone Position, and Your Emails

In today’s update: New York experience with fluid restriction in COVID ARDS, prone positioning for non-intubated hypoxic patients, resetting the intubation threshold, and using ABGs. Your questions for Reuben Strayer and Patrick Reinfried. For all the previous COVID podcasts plus a bunch of other super useful stuff, here is our depository of resources.

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Lit Matters: Peripheral Pressors are your Frenemy

Peripheral pressors were once persona non grata in the resus room, but that has changed over the past few years as mounting evidence has purported their safety. But are they as safe as we've been led to believe?

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Lit Matters: Roc vs Sux. Clash of the Titans?

A prehospital study comparing Roc and Sux for first pass intubation success.

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COVID-19: Triage Tent Logistics

Triage and treatment tents have become ubiquitous in the current pandemic, improving throughput and keeping infectious but relatively well patients outside of the hospital. In this episode, emergency physician Josh Bucher, assistant professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, breaks down how his team has set up and uses their tent.

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Rob Orman, MD

Attending Emergency Physician at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, CO and Santiam Hospital in Stayton, OR

A multiple award winning educator and lecturer, you may know Dr. Orman from EM:RAP or as the host of Essentials of Emergency Medicine and the ERcast podcast. His goal with ERcast is to demystify aspects of medicine that make us anxious, normalize the seeming insanity of the job, and dissect the practices and thought processes of masters in the field. Rob is a community emergency physician living in Bend, Oregon who loves cycling, reading, family, and binge-watching Netflix.

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