#65: Scott Weingart of EMCrit on Emergency versus Internal Medicine: The Devil of the Gaps
Published October 30, 2017
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51 min
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    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.

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    Time Stamps

    00:00 Intro

    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

    50:35 Outro

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