EMCrit Podcast 38 – The ED Critical Care Dirty Dozen for 2010


Here are my 12 favorite ED Critical Care things for 2010...the EMCrit Dirty Dozen: 12. SmartEM by David Newman and Ashley Shreves 11. The Poison Review by Leon Gussow 10. Academic Life in Emergency Medicine by Michelle Lin 9. Zdoggmd--the funniest internist I have ever come across 8. Emergency Medicine Cases Podcast by Anton Helman 7. One Night in the ED, an … [Read more...]

EMCrit Podcast 35 – Extubation in the ED


In this podcast, I discuss extubating patients in the ED. Specifically, I deal with patients who have only been intubated for a few hours in distinction to extubation of the patient who has been lingering in your ED for 2-3 days. The best patients for this short-term extubation are those intox folks with a low GCS and signs of trauma, overdoses, or endoscopy cases. My … [Read more...]

EMCrit Podcast 6 – Push-Dose Pressors


Finally a non-intubation topic! Bolus dose pressors and inotropes have been used by the anesthesiologists for decades, but they have not penetrated into standard emergency medicine practice. I don’t know why. They are the perfect solution to short-lived hypotension, e.g. post-intubation or during sedation. They also can act as a bridge to drip pressors while they are … [Read more...]