The SimKit Podcast

A Medical Education company focused on bringing procedural training to the clinician. Our free podcast covers a breadth of topics in Emergency Medicine.

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Monday Nov 27, 2023

Teaching in the clinical environment can be... challenging. Learners are so enthusiastic, so engaged, and can require soooo much attention! In this podcast, we discuss ways to remain a kick-ass clinical educator and still have the time you need to be a, well, a clinician.
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Saturday Nov 11, 2023

In this podcast, we review an Annals article published in Sept 2023 that showed an association between provider's age and patient mortality, with an increase in mortality rates for clinicians 50 and older. 
The Article
Miyawaki A, Jena AB, Burke LG, Figueroa JF, Tsugawa Y. Association Between Emergency Physician's Age and Mortality of Medicare Patients Aged 65 to 89 Years After Emergency Department Visit. Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Sep;82(3):301-312. 
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Monday Oct 23, 2023

If you have not yet, check out Part 1 of Gender Equity in the Emergency Department with Dr. Kimon Ioannides where we talked about the role men play in moving toward gender equity in the ED.
In this podcast, we are joined by Megan Healy, an emergency medicine physician, who is the current Program Director at Temple University Emergency Medicine Residency program. Not only is she the Co-chair of the Women Faculty Committee at the medical school, but she has also done work at the national level within AAEM and the Women in Emergency Medicine (WiEM) Committee.
In our talk, we discuss the discomfort that can come from being in a position of privilege and having that privilege in the spotlight, our unknown unknowns which can include biases and how to overcome them, resources for those looking to get involved in the conversation and change culture, and the future of gender dynamics in the ED.
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Monday Sep 25, 2023

Alcohol use disorder and withdrawal in the Emergency Department is as commonplace as a turkey sandwich. Despite this, there is wide variation on how we categorize and treat withdrawal. In this podcast, we organize withdrawal symptoms and structuralize an approach to the withdrawing patient. 
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Tuesday Aug 22, 2023

For a long time, medicine has been a "good ol' boys club" and in the areas of gender inequity, sexism, and patriarchy. This old way of thinking in medicine really does fall on the wrong side of history. Thankfully, we have made progress, but so much more work needs to be done. With the lay press and productions like the Barbie movie bringing patriarchy back into the spotlight, we thought it would be a good time to discuss gender (in)equity and Emergency Medicine mansplaining. We are joined by Kimon Ioannides to talk gender inequalities in Emergency Medicine.
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Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

In this interview we talk about the nuances of providing care to the patient we just brought back from the dead. From Temperature to hemodynamics, we dive into the current guidelines and literature to help drive better patient care and outcomes.
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Monday Jul 17, 2023

In this talk we dive into all things tickborne- Lyme, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, and the like. These little creepy crawlers carry a whole slew of pathogens they can pass to their host. Join Dr. Jason Hine and Dr. Jeff Holmes in this walk through the different vector-borne illnesses, how to diagnose and treat them.
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Tuesday Jun 13, 2023

The balance of work and life can sometimes feel artificial. Isn't work part of my life? Should I see it that way? How can I think about and structure my life to be my happiness, most productive self?
In this podcast we sit down with Dr. Rob Orman, creator/host of the Stimulus Podcast, physician life-coach, and world-renowned EM educator to talk about life, work, the interplay between the two, and ways to strike a healthy balance.
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Wednesday May 17, 2023

Vent management is a integral skill for the Emergency Medicine doctor, but it is a tricky art. We sat down with Dr. Andrew Phillips, EM and Critical Care trained physician and founder and Editor in Chief of EMCoach, an AI powered board review suite to talk about vent alarms, what they mean, and what to do about them. 
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Sunday Apr 16, 2023

Ketamine is a uniquely versatile drug. From low dose ketamine for pain control (Part 1) to procedural sedation, RSI, and chemical takedowns (this podcast, Part 2), this drug is versatile. But it needs to be used with care and attention to dosing, side effects, and adjuncts. Join us as we walk through the spectrum of use with true experts on the topic- Sergey Motov and Ryan Marino.
In Part 2 we focus on the use of Ketamine for Procedural Sedation, RSI, and the chemical takedown.
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