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The Pediatric Emergency Department is its own unique world. Most of the time shifts go smoothly without any problems. But when things go wrong in the Peds ED things really go wrong. In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Basrai shares a story of a pediatric cardiac arrest. Initially the resuscitation is mechanical but all of that changes when the patient’s father is brought into the room.

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Jacobs shares with us a story from his time working in an Emergency Department in Anaheim, California. Concierge physicians would commonly treat guests staying at hotels next to Disneyland. The care provided by these physicians was highly variable and on one particular instance the care provided resulted in a critical patient landing in Dr. Jacobs’ ED. The happiest place on Earth isn’t always happy.

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast first time contributor, Dr. Scott Jacobs, shares with us a story from his emergency medicine practice. What should have turned out to be a routine exam on a pregnant woman transitions into a cascade of events that will stay with him and his staff forever. He shares how EM can be isolating with no outlet for the horrifying things we see and deal with as providers.

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. TIna Nguyen shares with us a story from residency. The chief complaint is rectal pain. The end result is the coronation of a new queen in emergency medicine.

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In this episode, Jessica shares with us a memory from her EM sub I. She enthusiastically comes to her shift and is assigned a patient by her attending. Her attending gives her a brief overview of the patient but when she performs her own history and physical things don't line up exactly. What ensues is a case of mistaken identity.

This episode of the Physician Grind Podcast is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael Smolens. It originally aired September 6, 2017. Dr. Smolens was an incredible physician, teacher, and mentor. He will be missed dearly. 


Dr. Michael is in the middle of his shift when a pregnant patient in labor is brought in. After examining the patient, Dr. Michael determines that the delivery is imminent and that there is no time to take the patient to labor and delivery. An OB/GYN intern rotating in the Emergency Department performs the delivery with no problem. However, as she is about to perform an episiotomy tear repair, she is greeted by a "surprise delivery".

This episode of the Physician Grind Podcast is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael Smolens. It originally aired May 14, 2017. Dr. Smolens was an incredible physician, teacher, and mentor. He will be missed dearly. 

Dr. Michael shares a story from his days in training.  A "father" requests to see his son one last time before the son heads to the Operating Room. What ensues is old school ER. 


There is nothing more terrifying than hearing the flight attendant call for a healthcare emergency. You never know what you are going to get yourself into. Is the patient about to code? Do I need to divert the flight to the closest airport? In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast Dr. Zahir shares his experience with an airplane medical emergency. Share your Airplane emergency story in the comments

In this episode of the Physician Grind Podcast, Dr. Zahir shares with us a story of when an emergency suddenly ended his vacation. He had just returned from a "soul searching" trip to India and South East Asia, when he decided to go bowling with old friends. On his drive home the traffic on the freeway suddenly stopped. What he found was a motorcyclist on the ground that had been involved in a terrible accident. Dr. Zahir struggles with dealing with an emergency outside of the comfort of an Emergency Department. He feels useless as he tries to figure out what to do to help begin the resuscitation of the patient. Luckily paramedics arrive before the patient loses his pulse and are able to scoop and run. Link to the full written narrative piece: http://www.blog.numose.com/physician/vacationsover