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Type and Screen? Type and Rh? Type and Cross? Emergency Release? I never received a talk in medical school about how to give blood to patients. So when I started residency, I was surprised and confused by how many options I could select when placing orders for blood! This episode covers the basic terminology you need to know so that you can sound smart on your clerkship.

Pulmonary Embolism (Critical Diagnosis)

This week we are having the talk… The PE talk. It will be one of the most high yield episodes we will ever have on the show. Before listening, please look up the Well’s Score and the PERC rule for reference, and email me with any questions.


Kline, J. A., & Kabrhel, C. (2017). Emergency Evaluation for Pulmonary Embolism, Part 2: Diagnostic Approach. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 49(1), 104–117.


This week we are going to talk about the 3 types of hemoptysis, the differential diagnosis, and a basic approach.

Aspirin Overdose (Critical Diagnosis)

Aspirin overdoses are the great mimicker, and the queen of both intentional and unintentional overdoses. This week we will discuss a basic approach to this critical diagnosis.


Tylenol Overdose (Critical Diagnosis)

The king of all overdoses is acetaminophen. In this episode we will discuss an approach to this overdose with an emphasis on the life-saving antidote, N-Acetylcysteine (NAC).

Getting Into Medical School

This special episode is dedicated to Tyler who wants to know more about the process for getting into medical school. It’s been several years since I’ve done this myself, and alot has changed over the years. But some advice is timeless, and so this week we will cover the basics that you will need to understand before applying.

The First 5 Minutes

This week we will discuss some Emergency Medicine 101. This is my personal approach to the initial management of crashing patients. Not only does this algorithm work well in real life, it also works well in sim, and during verbal cases with my attendings. Listen to the old ABC episodes if you want to go more in depth.

Non-Pregnant Vaginal Bleeding

This is the follow up to our previous episode on vaginal bleeding. This week, we will discuss an approach to vaginal bleeding when the patient is NOT pregnant.


Fingertip Injuries

Today we are learning what to do when somebody cuts their fingertip off. Trust me, it’s not as straight-forward as you would think.

1st Trimester Vaginal Bleeding

This is one of the most common chief complaints in all of Emergency Medicine. You will have one of these cases during your rotation. The most important thing to remember are your 5 tests and also how to present these cases to your attending.


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