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Welcome to the SimKit emergency medicine physician podcast. Musing on medical procedural training, skillset decay and maintenance, case discussions and reviews, and much much more.


Slowww Down, Man. Myxedema Coma: A Case and Review

Slowww Down, Man. Myxedema Coma: A Case and Review - The SimKit Podcast

Myxedema Coma is a rare but life threatening endocrine emergency that we must be prepared to diagnose and treat in the emergency department. Buckle up for an in-depth discussion of a complicated emergency department case in an oral boards format with a focus on clinical reasoning, differential diagnoses, and ultimately a review of Myxedema Coma. Contributors: Dillon Warr, MD and Jason Hine, MD. Practicing procedures can be tough. Let SimKit do all the heavy lifting in your skill maintenance. Procedural […]

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Intubating Asthmatics

Intubating Asthatics - The SimKit Podcast

There are few things as scary in the Emergency Department as a crashing asthmatic. The stakes go even higher when we are talking about intubating asthmatics. In this podcast we are joined by Dr. Andrew Phillips, and ED intensivist and founder of the awesome board review suite EM Coach, to talk about staving off intubating in asthmatic patients, how to safely intubate them in the Emergency Department, and most importantly, how to manage them after the tube. Keeping your skills […]

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The Beans or Brain?- The ACORN trial and effects of cefepime and pip-tazo on neuro and renal outcomes

The Beans or Brain?- The ACORN trial and effects of cefepime and pip-tazo on neuro and renal outcomes - The SimKit Podcast

In the Emergency Department, we often have to initiate empiric antibiotic treatment for sick, undifferentiated patients. Cefepime and Piperacillin-Tazobactam (pip-tazo) are common antibiotic options for coverage of gram-negative organisms, such as pseudomonas. But is one better than the other? In this podcast, we will critically appraise The ACORN Trial- an article that examines the risks of acute kidney injury and/or neurologic dysfunction in patients treated empirically with one of these antibiotics.  Contributor: Dillon Warr, MD Effect of Antibiotic Choice On […]

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The Awake Shoulder Reduction- the way of the future

The Awake Shoulder Reduction- the way of the future - The SimKit Podcast

Anterior shoulder dislocations are common in the Emergency Department and let’s face it, fun to fix. But this can be a time and resource intensive endeavor- especially if doing IV sedation. In this podcast we look at intraarticular analgesia as an alternative to IV sedation to allow for an awake shoulder reduction. And we show you several examples of how successful this can be! Posterior Intraarticular Injection Injecting the shoulder with the posterior approach is suuuuuper easy when the humeral […]

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Blakemore, Minnesota, and Linton Tube Tips and Tricks

There are soooo many challenges when it comes to placing a Blakemore or other gastroesophageal balloon. The first struggle is your knowledge and familiarity with your own device- is it a Blakemore? Linton? Minnesota?- does it have an esophageal balloon? Esophageal suction? What’s that gastric balloon volume again? (By the way, we teach all that here at SimKit). Once you pull the trigger to put one of these devices in, the second challenge is they are HARD to get in […]

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The (Un)common Cric- Incidence of Surgical Airway in Modern Medicine

The (Un)common Cric- Incidence of Surgical Airway in Modern Medicine - The SimKit Podcast

How often do we, as Emergency Medicine clinicians, have to do a surgical airway aka cric? Is that number changing with time? We attempt to answer these questions with a review of some current literature. Incidence of Cricothyrotomy in the Past The likelihood of needing to preform a cricothyrotomy on a patient in the ED has been evolving with time. In some institutions where the C-spine was in question and an airway needed to be secured, cricothyrotomy was the go-to […]

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Efficient and Effective Clinical Teaching

Efficient and Effective Clinical Teaching - The SimKit Podcast

Teaching in the clinical environment can be… challenging. Learners are so enthusiastic, so engaged, and can require soooo much attention! In this podcast, we discuss ways to remain a kick-ass clinical educator and still have the time you need to be a, well, a clinician. Efficient and Effective Clinical Teaching First, let’s recognize that this podcast largely addressed these issues with being an educator of medical students. It is less applicable to learners further along in their training, like residents, […]

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Distinguished or Deadly? Physician Age and Its Association with Patient Mortality

Distinguished or Deadly?- Physician Age and Its Association with Patient Mortality - The SimKit Podcast

With the variability of patient complexity, time of presentation, resource availability, and a whole slew of other external factors, patient’s presenting to the ED can have high morbidity and mortality. But should they be worrying about the age of the provider caring for them? In this recent Annals of Emergency Medicine article, the answer, at least on the surface, appears to be yes- there was a link between physician age and patient mortality. But there is so much more to […]

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Emergency Medicine Mansplaining – Gender Equality & How We Can Move Toward It Part 2 with Dr. Megan Healy

Emergency Medicine Mansplaining - Gender Equality & How We Can Move Toward It Part 2 with Dr. Megan Healy - The SimKit Podcast

In our talk with Dr. Meg Healy, we discuss the discomfort that can come from being in a position of privilege and having that privilege in the spotlight, our unknown unknowns which can include biases and how to overcome them, resources for those looking to get involved in the conversation and change culture, and the future of gender dynamics in the ED.

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