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The Physician Grind @ EMN with Zahir Basrai, MD

Emergency physicians share the beautiful and the ugly, the touching and the frustrating parts of emergency medicine in this storytelling podcast from Zahir Basrai, MD, and emergency physicians around the country. Visit Dr. Basrai’s website at http://www.blog.numose.com/pghome, connect with him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/numosemed/, and follow him on Twittter @nuMosemed.

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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 5:09
Emergency Medicine News 
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you can’t stop your medical student from failing, says Erik Adler, MD, as he recalls supervising one who face planted at the most inopportune time. Hear more in this month’s podcast.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 11:25
Emergency Medicine News 
What’s the hardest part of being an emergency physician? Devlyn Corrigan, DO, says the most distressing times for him were when he felt alone in the ED. Hear more in this month’s podcast.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 6:14
Emergency Medicine News 
Bryan Brusick, RN, tells a story about dealing with an animated trauma patient. He had been hit by a car and began screaming and refused to answer questions. One of the paramedics decided to look through his bag to see if he had any drugs that would explain his erratic behavior, and learned that sometimes it's better not to look through a satchel.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 6:14
Emergency Medicine News 
An emergency physician, who preferred to stay anonymous, shares her experience with the COVID-19 surge.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 5:55
Emergency Medicine News 
Bryan Brusick, RN, shares a story about a patient he treated while working on Thanksgiving. Initially, the patient was calm and cooperative, but like most things in the ED, that suddenly changed.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 5:34
Emergency Medicine News 
Devlyn Corrigan, DO, shares a story from his surgical rotation as a medical student where the words “don’t rock the boat” held deep meaning for him.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 5:27
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Zahir Basrai returns to share a story from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. A patient presented with altered mental status and needed to be intubated. Little did he know that securing the patient's airway would set off a hospital-wide fire drill.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 3:56
Emergency Medicine News 
Most of the time things go smoothly in the pediatric ED, but Zahir Basrai, MD, says when things go wrong, they go really wrong. In this episode, he shares a story of a pediatric cardiac arrest. Initially, the resuscitation was mechanical, but all of that changed when the patient’s father was brought into the room.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 2:50
Emergency Medicine News 
Andrew Grock, MD, remembers a moment in his intern year where a patient thought he was someone else.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 6:13
Emergency Medicine News 
Erik Adler, MD, talks about what he got wrong in his first encounter with a critically ill COVID19-patient.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 19:00
Emergency Medicine News 
Hemang Acharya, MD, shares his experience being a protest medic during the recent protests. In this podcast, he discusses tips on how physicians and other health care providers can get started as a protest medic and shares strategies on how to treat protestors who have been tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 6:48
Emergency Medicine News 
During his time as an emergency medicine resident in New York City, Andrew Grock, MD, developed a love for the city and built lasting friendships. In this podcast, he shares how difficult it has been to watch the city he loves get hit with COVID-19.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 4:17
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Basrai talks about how COVID-19 seemed so far away at first, and about what it was like to for hospitals to nervously wait for the wave of patients to hit them.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 3:26
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Anderson shares a story of a patient who presents with the claim of a retained foreign body. Sometimes all it takes a second look in order to find something.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 4:27
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Seleno remembers a shift that quickly goes from being calm to complete chaos. Her evaluation of a chest pain patient is interrupted when a psychiatric patient starts running around the department, and her attention is only brought back to the patient with chest pain when his wife came out of the room screaming.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 4:50
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Ekanayake tells the story of how a seemingly benign encounter turned into an unforgettable experience.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 7:52
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Patel shares what it is like to work in rural emergency medicine, describes the racism he has faced, and discusses how emergency medicine has allowed him to form bridges with the most unlikely of patients.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 3:29
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Luu shares a story from a first date that started off great, but then she realized something was wrong with her companion. Listen to what it’s like to date as a physician.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 4:42
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Vega was assigned a patient struggling to prove that his bowels were no longer obstructed. It turns out that a problem with the plumbing is the cause for the impasse.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 2:50
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Acharya tells the story of an 80-year-old hit by a car who escaped without a scratch. Then he found the man in the ED bathroom engaging in, let’s say, a Schedule 1 activity
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 5:11
Emergency Medicine News 
Scott Jacobs, MD, tells the story how a situation in the ED initially under control rapidly deteriorated when a patient on methamphetamines flipped a gurney. Weapons used in this battle include an IV pole and pepper spray. The ending will surprise you.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 7:12
Emergency Medicine News 
Concierge physicians commonly treat guests at Disneyland hotels, and Scott Jacobs, MD, tells the story of how one critical patient landed in his ED. Maybe the happiest place on Earth isn’t always happy.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 4:14
Emergency Medicine News 
Michael Smolens, MD, shares an incredible story about a pregnant patient in labor in the ED in this episode of the Physician Grind podcast.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 6:50
Emergency Medicine News 
The ED is a place of magical scents. Some are pleasant while others are, let’s just say, memorable. Dr. Jacobs recalls a patient who used a home remedy to treat a burn in this episode of the Physician Grind podcast.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 7:39
Emergency Medicine News 
Silas Chiu, MD, shares a story from residency about a patient who presented with a rectal foreign body that proved to be challenging. Listen in as he explains what happened.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 9:23
Emergency Medicine News 
Scott Jacobs MD, relates how a routine pelvic exam on a pregnant woman turned into a cascade of events that will stay with him and his staff forever.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 8:15
Emergency Medicine News 
Dr. Tina Nguyen shares a story from residency on which her patient’s chief complaint was rectal pain. The result? Her coronation as the queen of emergency medicine
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 3:43
Emergency Medicine News 
Violence is ubiquitous in the ED, and Dr. Jas Singh shares an experience from his intern year that ended in a chokehold.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 3:54
Emergency Medicine News 
Andy Grock, MD, shares a memory from his medical school pediatric rotation. After staying late to finish an admission, his senior resident gave him permission to wear scrubs to work the next day. But that didn’t turn out too well.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 5:57
Emergency Medicine News 
Michael Smolens, MD, tells the story of a "father" who requested to see his son before he went to the OR. What ensues is old-school ED.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 2:55
Emergency Medicine News 
This story of treating a burn victim is all too familiar to emergency physicians. The patient’s injury is severe, and Dr. Basrai recounts a haunting moment just as she is sedated for intubation.
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Creator: Zahir Basrai, MD
Duration: 3:49
Emergency Medicine News 
Violence in the ED is something emergency physicians face on a regular basis. This happens so often that a new norm is set. This episode of the Physician Grind @ EMN podcast talks about what happens when a seemingly benign drunk turns violent without warning.
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