Fighting with Emergency Medicine colleagues is stupid. Learn how EM doctors think and avoid the petty infighting with tips from Dr. Scott Weingart, MD FCCM FUCEM DipHTFU, host of the EMCrit podcast, Clinical Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Emergency Critical Care at Stony Brook Hospital, NY. We discuss decision making, how to avoid anchoring bias, the devil of the gaps, why the elderly always get admitted, how to build relationships with the ED, and Scott’s pet peeves.
Full show notes available at http://thecurbsiders.com/podcast
01:10 Picks of the week
05:28 Guest bio
07:00 Getting to know our guest
12:00 Do EM and IM docs hate each other?
14:04 Where conflicts arise.
17:05 System 1 versus system 2 thinking
20:19 When the patient doesn’t match the story
23:55 Why does every 85 year old get admitted?
26:05 Transitions of care: form ED to medical ward
32:08 Is face-to-face signoff only needed for sick patients?
36:28 The devil in the gaps
41:03 Scott’s beer recommendation
42:17 BP cutoff for discharge home
43:44 Scott’s biggest pet peeve with primary care
45:04 How to make friends and collaborate with your EM colleagues
47:14 Take home points
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