Articles matching the ‘Emergency medicine’ Category

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April 19th, 2020

Podcast 264: Is COVID-19 pushing MIs out of emergency departments?

Cardiovascular consults are way down. Is the threat of COVID-19 infection scaring people away from EDs? We caught up with Dr. Comilla Sasson, the American Heart Association’s VP for science and innovation. She’s an emergency physician who teaches at the University of Colorado. She’d traveled to New York City to “help with the response,” and she […]


March 27th, 2020

Podcast 260: Interview with a Broward County, Florida, emergency room physician

This time we talk with Dr. Julian Flores, who works in a Broward County, Florida, emergency room. When he was interviewed, the count of Covid-19 cases stood at 412, less than 12 hours later, the new number was 505, as of this posting — on Friday near noon Eastern — it’s at 614. Flores is expecting […]


October 18th, 2019

Podcast 238: Preparing for the unthinkable chaos of a mass-casualty event

Running time: 21 minutes A white paper from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) advises clinicians, health planners, and emergency responders that the old ways of responding to mass casualty events no longer hold. Wounded people arrive in Ubers and Lyfts at hospitals that are unprepared to be trauma centers. It’s […]


May 12th, 2016

Podcast 202: Disaster Medicine — a New Edition

Drs. Kristi Koenig and Carl Schultz have just published a second edition of their textbook Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive principles and practices. And they do mean comprehensive. The book runs some 750 pages, covering everything from ethics (not so different from “normal” ethics, it turns out) to managing mass gatherings (a nice guide is provided), tornadoes, volcanoes, […]


June 14th, 2013

Podcast 163: Boston bombings – 4

Dr. Brien Barnewolt of Tufts Medical Center shares his thoughts on the aftermath of the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon. Simple things matter in these circumstances, like wearing your ID badge. Length: 9 minutes


May 21st, 2013

Podcast 162: Boston bombings lessons part 3

Andrew Ulrich, executive vice chair of Boston Medical Center’s emergency department and an associate professor of emergency medicine at Boston University School of Medicine talks about the day and its lessons. He was just starting his shift when victims began arriving. We’ll continue our explorations of the bombings, trying at least to salvage some lessons. If […]


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