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Everyday Medicine for Physicians

Ryan Stanton, MD, interviews specialists and leaders in emergency medicine to help the community emergency provider advance practice and stay on the cutting edge of medicine.

Dr. Stanton is an emergency physician at Baptist Health Lexington and the medical director for Lexington Fire/EMS. He is also the  Chief Medical Contributor for WKYT TV, a past president of Kentucky ACEP, and a member of the Public-Media Relations Committee for national ACEP.

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Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 41:24
Emergency Medicine News 
Drs. Ryan Stanton and Howie Mell say the current debate about the ConCert exam is a tire fire on social media. And worse, it doesn’t achieve its goals. Listen in as Drs. Mell and Stanton get down to brass tacks on this Social Media Hot Topic.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 31:36
Emergency Medicine News 
What’s the best practice setting for you? Dr. Stanton reviews all the possibilities, and shares firsthand experience that may help you decide what’s best for you.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Emergency Medicine News 
Drs. Ryan Stanton and Howie Mell take on another hot topic: the right of refusal. This issue has lots of gray areas—when patients can refuse treatment, what is the patient’s capacity, what if the staff disagrees about care. Listen in as Drs. Mell and Stanton get to the truth behind this Social Media Hot Topic, and tell you how to advocate for your patients.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 59:31
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Stanton and fellow EMN podcaster Howie Mell, MD, of So What? 2.0 take a deep dive into the nuances of a topic that had EPs talking recently on the Facebook group EM Docs. Listen in as they get into the nitty-gritty of EMTALA, whether outpatient scheduled infusions or visits require a medical screening exam, and other EMTALA hot topics.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 48:11
Emergency Medicine News 
Rob Rogers, MD, turns the tables on Ryan Stanton, MD, to interview him about how he got started in podcasting. Listen in for some surprising info!
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 30:32
Emergency Medicine News 
Emergency physicians suffer from burnout in record numbers, and Ryan Stanton, MD, interviews Jay Blankenship, MD, about how he got his life back by working locum tenens.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 42:04
Emergency Medicine News 
PTSD is common among front line medical providers and first responders, but counseling really can help. Ryan Stanton, MD, interviews clinical counselor Trevor Wilkins.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 25:17
Emergency Medicine News 
Ryan Stanton, MD, interviews Richard Logue, MD, about his experience in the Houston area with Hurricane Harvey.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 33:41
Emergency Medicine News 
Ryan Stanton, MD, interviews K. Kay Moody, DO, MPH, about the Facebook group EMDocs and how it is changing the lives of emergency physicians on social media.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 49:58
Emergency Medicine News 
Ryan Stanton, MD, interviews Lauren Brooke, Esq., about noncompete clauses and how emergency physicians should deal with them.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 34:58
Emergency Medicine News 
Ryan Stanton, MD, interviews Chris Doty, MD, the award-winning emergency medicine residency director at the University of Kentucky about new ways of teaching. Dr. Doty is the recipient of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Joe Lex Educator Award and the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors’ Michael P. Wainscott Program Director Award.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 27:44
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Ryan Stanton interviews Dr. Howard Mell about the problems with EMS diversion as well as some of the potentially unknown EMTALA obligations pertaining to EMS and patients around your ED. Dr. Mell has great information for all ED providers, especially those that have issues with diversion or work closely with EMS.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 30:11
Emergency Medicine News 
The eye is one area of the anatomy that makes most emergency physicians a bit nervous. Whether it's the difficulty in evaluation, the various overlapping symptoms for benign and emergent conditions, or the fact that a mistake can alter the patient's life forever, eyes are a difficult emergent presentation. Dr. Ryan Stanton in this episode goes right to the expert — Gary Wortz, MD, an ophthalmologist in Lexington, KY, for an ED boot camp on ophthalmology.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 7:39
Emergency Medicine News 
Emergency physicians must find ways to educate the public and politicians about the practice of emergency medicine, and Dr. Ryan McGarry’s movie “Code Black” is a good place to start. Dr. Ryan Stanton talks in this episode about educating patients about why and how EPs do the things they do.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 11:34
Emergency Medicine News 
Should the emergency department serve up its prices like a restaurant menu? Dr. Ryan Stanton talks in this episode about prices and how this discussion is only a small part of a larger conversation on health care and the role of the ED.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 11:09
Emergency Medicine News 
It’s no surprise that EPs are reporting that ED volumes went up since the ACA was implemented. Dr. Ryan Stanton talks in this episode about how to cope with the squeeze on an already-strained system.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 7:24
Emergency Medicine News 
CMS recently released all Medicare payment information for physicians, which was met with a great deal of backlash from physician groups across the country. But is this a bad thing? Dr. Ryan Stanton talks in this episode about the pros and cons of the data release as well as what physicians can do to help guide the conversation.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 11:11
Emergency Medicine News 
Emergency physicians tend to jump toward IV fluids in many patients, but is that really best for the patient? Dr. Ryan Stanton looks in this episode at the research on whether it's better to get water from the tap or a bag.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 11:10
Emergency Medicine News 
Community paramedicine is a variation of the house calls of old: modern medicine finding renewed value in taking preventive and maintenance care to the home. Dr. Ryan Stanton looks at some paramedicine efforts, how they can affect ED care, and how they can save a wallet full of cash.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 10:14
Emergency Medicine News 
The news wasn’t good when the American College of Emergency Physicians released its latest report card. The nation overall dropped from a C- in 2009 to a D+. Dr. Stanton talks about the report card in this episode and how emergency physicians must respond to facilitate positive change.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 7:34
Emergency Medicine News 
First responders, the lay public, and health care in general are moving away from traditional CPR to a hands-only approach. Dr. Stanton talks in this episode about why it is a good idea.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 9:14
Emergency Medicine News 
Frequent flyers are great for the aviation industry, but they are a frustrating reality of life in the ED. These "super users" are known for frequent visits and utilization of the ED, and Dr. Stanton talks in this episode about the reasons for "super users" and some of the tools that can assist in alleviating this phenomenon.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 8:14
Emergency Medicine News 
Politics is like being treated by a dentist who uses a jackhammer — it's painful but an important aspect of health care. As the landscape of medicine shifts, EPs must be on the front line in educating all sides on the needs, realities, and after-effects. In this episode, Dr. Stanton talks about some things the emergency provider can do on the local, state, and federal level to advocate for our profession and our patients.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 8:24
Emergency Medicine News 
Migraines are a common presentation to the ED, yet the approach to treating them varies widely. Dr. Stanton in this episode looks at the most current recommendations for treating and addressing migraines.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 9:54
Emergency Medicine News 
A large percentage of ED patients present with elevated blood pressure of varying degrees. The big question is, should emergency physicians start treatment? Dr. Stanton talks in this episode about this problem and what EPs can and should do.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 7:24
Emergency Medicine News 
We continue to look into the best ways to address these painful infections as MRSA abscesses become more prevalent. We have been through stages of antibiotics, needle drainage, incision, incision with packing, and more recently, the loop I&D. Dr. Stanton talks in this episode about the procedure and some mistakes many are making in treating skin abscesses.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 8:17
Emergency Medicine News 
Millions of patients come to EDs with chest pain, and emergency physicians have to pick up the most serious cases and know which ones to discharge home. High-sensitivity troponins are now working their way into practice.
Creator: Ryan Stanton, MD
Duration: 11:34
Emergency Medicine News 
It's no longer acceptable just to inform patients about what you are going to do, but also what you could have done. In this episode, Dr. Stanton discusses the benefits, drawbacks, and keys to informed consent.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 11:44
Emergency Medicine News 
EDs have seen a spike over the past year in designer drugs, especially bath salts. These drugs are slightly altered chemicals that act as illicit drugs, but temporarily elude the FDA because of the new compound. Bath salts and other designer drugs present a challenge to the emergency physician because of ever-changing abuses, presentations, and potential complications. In this episode, Dr. Stanton talks about some of the potential serious complications and risks associated with bath salts.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 13:31
Emergency Medicine News 
If you work in an ER on this planet, you understand the strain of patients who are “too drunk for jail.” The ongoing struggle between health care and law enforcement over intoxicated patients is frustrating and typically leads to long ED stays with complete destruction of surrounding patient satisfaction. Dr. Ryan Stanton talks in this episode about a recent study that establishes a promising tool for helping triage and disposition these patients to the best possible location.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 13:14
Emergency Medicine News 
Medicine has embraced technology when it comes to smartphones and tablets, and countless medical apps make their jobs easier. Dr. Ryan Stanton talks in this episode about the most popular medical apps you should have on your device based on his poll of physicians on Twitter.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 10:56
Emergency Medicine News 
Nonaccidental trauma is an unfortunate reality of emergency medicine, and a sad fact is that a percentage of them are the victims of abuse. Emergency physicians have always had a difficult time identifying these patients consistently, but in this episode, Dr. Ryan Stanton talks about things you can do to protect this sensitive patient population.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 7:10
Emergency Medicine News 
Life in the ED can be frustrating with patient after patient demonstrating self-destructive and addictive behavior. The big question is how much of an impact we actually have when it comes to substance abuse and addiction, but a recent study demonstrated the potential of a brief ED intervention on abuse. Dr. Ryan Stanton discusses the problem in this podcast, and outlines what EPs can do to save patients from themselves.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 12:15
Emergency Medicine News 
Emergency Medicine News It's just a fact of life that kids put a little bit of everything in their mouths. Occasionally, a child will ingest an object, and that may pose a threat. The incidence of children ingesting button batteries and magnets has increased over the past several years, and both present a significant short-term and long-term risk to the child. In this episode, Dr. Ryan Stanton talks about what to watch for and some unique considerations for button battery ingestions.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 13:33
Emergency Medicine News 
Emergency Medicine News More than 1.5 million head injuries occur in the United States every year, and patients also on chronic anticoagulation are at increased risk of initial and delayed intracerebral hemorrhage. In this episode, Dr. Ryan Stanton looks at the research and recommendations for treating this high-risk population.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 10:43
Emergency Medicine News 
Most physicians will have to address at least one patient with complaints related to hypertension on every ED shift. It is always a challenge to decide who to treat and who not to treat, and this month, Dr. Ryan Stanton looks at hypertension and what the research has to say about who needs emergent, urgent, or delayed intervention.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 15:11
Emergency Medicine News 
Emergency physicians have plenty of experience with intoxicated patients. Unfortunately, many very serious and even deadly emergencies can easily be mistaken for intoxication. Nothing complicates an emergency like letting it simmer for a few hours while awaiting sobriety. In his latest podcast, Dr. Ryan Stanton talks about common processes that may appear like intoxication and clues that can help the emergency physician differentiate between drunk and dying.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 22:34
Emergency Medicine News 
Spring is upon us, and that means severe weather and the risk of tornadoes in much of the country. The lessons learned from Joplin, MO, are not soon forgotten, not the least of which is that emergency departments are not immune to natural disasters. Dr. Ryan Stanton reviews important steps your ED can take to be prepared.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 11:04
Emergency Medicine News 
Emergency physicians frequently see children after a fall, and parents are always convinced their child is minutes from certain death. But Dr. Ryan Stanton asks, what does the research say is the most appropriate evaluation? His latest podcast puts together the pieces for evaluating pediatric head injuries.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 11:39
Emergency Medicine News 
The D-dimer was touted as the test to eliminate unnecessary contrasted chest scans. But Dr. Ryan Stanton says emergency physicians have found just the opposite, and are doing more PE scans than ever before. What is an EP to do? In his latest podcast, Dr. Stanton reviews the current recommendations and research to shed some light on this diagnostic dilemma.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 17:09
Emergency Medicine News 
We’re knee-deep in the cold weather, says Dr. Ryan Stanton, and that means certain presentations will start showing up in emergency departments around the country. Listen in as he reviews hypothermia, cold exposure, and carbon monoxide exposure, and what to look for as you treat these patients.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 5:32
Emergency Medicine News 
Chest pain is one of the most difficult dispositions in emergency medicine, says Dr. Ryan Stanton. Who is high risk, low risk, moderate risk? Who needs labs, a stress test, or a cath? We have been struggling for decades on who can safely and quickly be sent home. This episode of Everyday Medicine focuses on three recent studies have started to part the clouds on this topic, finally shedding a little light on patients we can safely send home.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 5:04
Emergency Medicine News 
Ultrasound is quickly finding a home in the emergency department, says Dr. Ryan Stanton. This technology that has been around for decades has come to life with recent innovations that have made it portable and cost-effective. Though physicians trained in emergency medicine are graduating with extensive ultrasound experience, the majority of emergency physicians are scrambling to catch up with the technology and techniques that is quickly becoming standard of care. This episode of Everyday Medicine talks about the technology and how it works into our practice.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 5:55
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Ryan Stanton reviews strategies for identifying MRSA soft-tissue infections, exploring the latest data on incidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and treatment recommendations from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
Creator: Lisa Hoffman
Duration: 4:34
Emergency Medicine News 
In this first episode of Everyday Medicine, Dr. Stanton recounts the case of a 5-year-old with a broken arm who died of lidocaine toxicity.
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