Everyday Medicine for Physicians
By Dr. Ryan A. Stanton, M.D.
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Everyday Medicine for Physicians is a podcast by Dr. Ryan Stanton, a Board Certified emergency physician specifically designed for other ER and acute care physicians. The podcast is produced in conjunction with EMNews. Each week, Dr. Stanton will feature a topic in emergency medicine and discuss it from the practitioner standpoint. The podcast will be available on iTunes, EMNews.com, and ryanastanton.com. Contact us if you would like to suggest a topic or comment on the podcast.
||EM for Physicians #41- The Eyes Have It||Eye complaints are a common presentation to the ER and often cause a bit of anxiety within providers. Needless to say, eyes are pretty important and missing a critical findings can lead to a significant deficit. In this episode, I go to Dr. Gary Wortz, an ophthalmologist, to talk about the keys to the ER approach of eye complaints.||5 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #40- Code Black||The movie Code Black has been released and reveals many realities about emergency medicine and healthcare in general. This movie is a great opportunity to further the narrative to educate the public, media, and politicians on the realities and challenges facing emergency medicine.||9 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #39- Raising Lazarus||Opioid overdoses have become an all too common plague on our society. Naloxone has been a very effective treatment for many years if it is given in time, but many times, access is limited to contact with EMS or the ER. There is a great deal of discussions and legislation throughout the country to make Narcab(Naloxone) more available. In this episode, we talk about some of the legislation, challenges, and options for this potentially life saving medication.||9 1 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #38- Avoiding Wedge Issues||ER providers must advocate for the health and safety of their patients, but we must avoid insterting ourselves into "wedge issues". These are issues in which an opinion is meant to put you on one side of a divisive issue, such as gun control, obortion, or other political hot topics. We must address issues from a safety and health standpoint, but not fall into the trap of making a purely political stance that can alienate our patients and our ability to be trusted educators.||1 12 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #37- ER Price Menu||As attempts move forward to increase the transparency of medicine, there has been a push to publish the price of ER services. Is serving up our prices like a restaurant menu a good idea or just the potential to put the price over the emergency itself? In this episode, we will talk about the ER price menu.||6 10 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #36- Stroke Alert||An acute stroke is one of the most urgent and critical ER evaluations. It is a diagnosis where time is truly of the essence. In this episode, we talk about the keys of being prepared and knowing you plan before a stroke rolls through your doors.||8 9 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #35- Volumes are Up||There has been endless talk, debate, and disagreements on the ACA and its effect on medicine, but we are now starting to see numbers on how the legislation is changing ED volumes. In this episode, we talk about the numbers and what they are saying.||7 8 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #34- The Appy Score||I realize that it is out of vogue to keep score in some youth sports, but in medicine, it can determine the next course of action and even disposition of the patient. Appendicitis is a common and high risk diagnosis in the ED and there are several scoring methods that have attempted to put Pandora back in her box. In this episode, we discuss some of the scoring methods and the research that scores the score.||7 8 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #33- Airing the Laundry||Recently all of the CMS billing data was released. The public now has access to how mch we received for care we provided for that population. Initially, the response from physicians has been defensive and from the media, shock on the payments to a few outlier providers. Unfortunately, this is the new way of life for out practices as more and more information is made public. In this episode, we talk about the release and why it may not be a bad thing, as long as the data is applied in context.||8 6 2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||EM for Physicians #32- IV Versus Oral Rehydration||It is a kneejerk reflex in emergency medicine to order IV fluids for rehydration. I think we assume that any level of illness that requires and ER visit, probably will take more than oral hydration. Unfortunately, this is not the case. More and more research is demonstrating the benefit of oral rehydration when able for our patients. It saves time, money, and patient discomfort.||13 5 2014||Free||View In iTunes|