War may be terrible, but it also helps drive innovation and advancements in civilian life. This is absolutely true in medicine and especially trauma care. In this episode, I talk with Army Veteran, Lt. Col. Bryan Helsel, about his experiences on the front lines and what was brought back to practice in the United States.
Neurosurgical presentations are not rare in the emergency department. These presentations can be difficult to diagnosis, potentially requiring an invasive test, but a miss can be devastating to the patient. In this episode, I talk with Dr. Christian Ramsey about common ER neurosurgical presentations.
With the majority of Americans reporting a religious affiliation, the consideration of a patient's faith is important in emergency medicine. In this episode, I talk with Jon Weece about how faith plays an integral role in illness, death, and recovery.
I spend some time with my wife(Med/Peds Physician), talking about a great opportunity for the whole family, medical museums. We talk about some that we have visited and some of the cool things we got to see. This podcast and all others are also available on the Emergency Medicine News website under the podcast tab.
EMS diversion has been a common plague of larger communities, with patients being bounced around the city due to ED overcrowding. Unfortunately, reasearch shows that diversion does little to alleviate congestion in the ED, but puts patients at increased risk and increases time demand on EMS services. In this episode, we talk about strategies and research on ending diversion. You can catch this episode and newer versions on the Emergency Medicine News page under podcasts.